Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Clean Feed: trawling for critics

According to The Age, iiNet has withdrawn from the trials of Clean Feed the Australian government's proposed mandatory internet filtering system:

AUSTRALIA'S third-largest internet service provider yesterday announced it would not participate in the Federal Government's trials of an internet filter, saying that to do so would conflict with its "corporate social responsibility".
Internet provider shuns filter trial
If an early report from The Age is to be believed Senator Conroy's department is also monitoring websites that are critical of his approach:
THE Government will begin trawling blog sites as part of a new media monitoring strategy, with documents singling out a website critical of Communications Minister Stephen Conroy for special mention.
Labor's blog-watch plan hits Whirlpool of dissent
If you're interested in the discussions then link to the Whirpool forums.

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