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Windows 7: Australia Imposes Internet Filter

16 Dec 2009   #21
Night Hawk

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The Rudd government's internet censorship proposal is not about protecting the children. It's about politics.
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Politics, not child protection.
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Sorry, you are wrong. The minister heading this outrageous scheme, Stephen Conroy has, time and again, stated that the Government's aim is to "protect minors" from "harmful" content. This has nothing to do with software piracy at all. You are talking about a totally different issue
You sort of contradicted yourself there a bit. But what I mentioning here was that it's not just one area that lawmakers in general are looking at. And once they start filtering one bad thing it won't take long before the rest is added in as well.


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16 Dec 2009   #22
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Where's my contradiction??? I stated that the Govts plan is about politics not child protection then I quoted the minister who is pretending it's about "protecting minors". I don't see where I have contradicted myself at all.
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17 Dec 2009   #23
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

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Where's my contradiction??? I stated that the Govts plan is about politics not child protection then I quoted the minister who is pretending it's about "protecting minors". I don't see where I have contradicted myself at all.
I don't think you did either Tw33k...

I don't blame you for being mad...give 'em hell!
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17 Dec 2009   #24
MyWin7

 

The only hope we got left is it may not pass senate!

Yes, it's all about politics, under the pretension of child protection, and building a high "fence" around Australia - back to the ages of a penal colony
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17 Dec 2009   #25
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Seriously...this is really bad. We need to let the Government know we won't stand for it. Vote them out!!

@zidane...yeah man, I am mad! This is very serious
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17 Dec 2009   #26
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

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Where's my contradiction??? I stated that the Govts plan is about politics not child protection then I quoted the minister who is pretending it's about "protecting minors". I don't see where I have contradicted myself at all.
The contradiction wasn't anything intentional on your part but the situation itself. Yet you have to know that "any" politician wants to "shine in the bright light" so to speak being what that is "politics"!

Presently it's one thing now and later something else will be brought up later. You can see that in the other article there. Another thing is that politicians will always lean towards their constituents(backers and the like) to a greater degree over just anyone who disagrees. Unfortunately that's reality too often.
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17 Dec 2009   #27
smarteyeball

 
 

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And once they start filtering one bad thing it won't take long before the rest is added in as well.
That's part of the deeper ramifications to a 'filter' like this. Once a process like this begins, it cannot be stopped and who knows to what extent it will be 'abused'.


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Politics, not child protection.
Exactly.

The needs of the many are screwed to promote the needs of the few.
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17 Dec 2009   #28
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Of the 1175 URLs on their blacklist on September 30, 54% were Refused Classification material, and only 33% of those related to child sexual abuse. The rest of the blacklist? 41% was X18+ material, and 5% was R18+ material without a “restricted access system” to prevent access by minors.
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17 Dec 2009   #29
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

$43billion to speed up our internet, $44million to slow it down again. Great.
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17 Dec 2009   #30
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

It makes me wonder if their "National Broadband Network" is part of the plan to enable them to police the IP filtering even closer....
Or have I been watching too much Zeitgeist?
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