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Leaked Australian blacklist reveals banned sites

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posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 09:25 PM
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Leaked Australian blacklist reveals banned sites


www.wikileaks.com

The Australian communications regulator's top-secret blacklist of banned websites has been leaked on to the web and paints a harrowing picture of Australia's forthcoming internet censorship regime.

Wikileaks, an anonymous document repository for whistleblowers, obtained the list, which has been seen by this website, and plans to publish it for public consumption on its website imminently.

Wikileaks has previously published the blacklists for Thailand, Denmark and Norway.

University of Sydney associate professor Bjorn Landfeldt said the leaked list "constitutes a condensed encyclopedia of depravity and potentially very dangerous material".

He said the leaked list would become "the concerned parent's worst nightmare" as curious children would inevitably seek it out.

But about half of the sites on the list are not related to child porn and include a slew of online poker sites, YouTube links, regular gay and straight porn sites, Wikipedia entries, euthanasia sites, websites of fringe religions such as satanic sites, fetish sites, Christian sites, the website of a tour operator and even a Queensland dentist.

"It seems to me as if just about anything can potentially get on the list," Landfelt said.

The blacklist is maintained by ACMA and provided to makers of internet filtering software that parents can opt to install on their PCs.

However, if the Government proceeds with its mandatory internet filtering scheme, sites on the blacklist will be blocked for all Australians. The Government has flagged plans to expand the blacklist to 10,000 sites or more.

(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 09:26 PM
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I did a quick ATS search didnt see this here wasnt sure where to post it so I just threw it up here.

Maybe somethings should be banned on this internet but I just think this would be going way to far, its more like control and surpression of information. Do they want to cut us 'the people' off from everything except corprate media for our world information? very worring stuff if you ask me. Isn't controling information suppression?

I wonder if things like this mean people like me in Australia wont be able to access sites like ATS???


www.wikileaks.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 09:35 PM
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like i've said before ... they will use the children as an excuse to take over. or at least they'll try.



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 09:39 PM
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Also related to this topic is this thread on how Germany muzzled Wikileaks for posting the Australian list of censored sites. The international front on censorship is very worrying for me. I never really thought abbout the bigger implications of a NWO until the last year, and this is a good indicator of what to expect.



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 09:45 PM
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Looks like they're trying to stop child sex abuse and all other hardcore sites. While I don't agree with censorship, I do agree with a government enforcing its laws.



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 09:57 PM
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Originally posted by Bachfin


I did a quick ATS search didnt see this here wasnt sure where to post it so I just threw it up here.

Maybe somethings should be banned on this internet but I just think this would be going way to far, its more like control and surpression of information. Do they want to cut us 'the people' off from everything except corprate media for our world information? very worring stuff if you ask me. Isn't controling information suppression?

I wonder if things like this mean people like me in Australia wont be able to access sites like ATS???


www.wikileaks.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


Is the link dead? I can't get it to load.



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 10:05 PM
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Wow.

www.pokernews.com/online-poker-rooms.htm
pokerroom.com
www.pokerroom.com/newsroom/news/648/
pokerstars.com
www.pokerstars.com/poker/download/
www.pokerstars.com/sites/pokernews
fulltiltpoker.com
www.absolutepoker.com/main.asp?host=a_77a_18005b_963
cdpoker.com
www.hollywoodpoker.com/process_signup.html
www.mansion.com/content/poker/poker.aspx?pg=hp
partypoker.com
betfair.com
pacificpoker.com


Looks like theyre very anti poker.



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 10:42 PM
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Yep, that's how it starts...

First one random site gets blacklisted, then a site criticising the government gets blacklisted, then some global warming blog gets blacklisted and then before you know it YouTube and ATS are blacklisted.



posted on Apr, 16 2009 @ 10:58 PM
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This is outrageous. This is not the solution to child porn...If someone wants to protect their kid from the internet they can always get a Parental control software.



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 01:10 AM
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Wait...they put child porn sites on a blacklist? They don't shut these operations down? Have they gone completely insane?

This is not a blacklist, it's a 'lets forget this exists'-list. They are simply making a new (official) list of taboos: Gambling, porn, some 'religions' and euthanasia.

I am getting very curious about the queensland dentistry tho...What would you have to do to be in the same league as satanists-sites? Full contact dentistry? Dental hygiene using only medieval instruments?



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 01:28 AM
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Just checked the link mate and yeah its still working for me the page is still there atm.

Im reading though the lists now and yeah its not just an attack on porn looks like they intend to ban anthing that is conflicing with the views they want us to have.

All Aussies must oppose this we can't let this happen (The last poll I saw for internet filtering in Australia was like 95% against)



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 01:50 AM
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haha pokerstars is my fav. those poor Aussies, the site has an entire section dedicated to free playing, I've never bet real money, why can't they visit it? maybe its because poker causes you to really examine and try to decyfer whether or not someone is lieing to you, hmm why would the government be against people honing those skills....


edited out website addy, didn't wanna sound like i was endorsing it


[edit on 17-4-2009 by dkman222]



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 02:04 AM
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I am totally against this blacklist because of the SECRECY involved and because it will eventually encompass what the governments thinks we should see and what we shouldn't be able to access. Sites like this for instance.

This will never take off in a big way. They are planning on spending billions on new broadband infrastructure, they don't want people disconnecting in droves.
So I think eventually the $$$$ will win out.



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 02:04 AM
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Of course they hate poker, they cant tax winnings and anyone who learns to play the game properly can make a good living off it! This is what they dont want, Free people!
It most definitely is not about addiction and actually is most likely about the fact that money is leaving the country if an Aussie loses his earnings to someone in another country, meaning that the money is lost to their economy!



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 02:19 AM
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I think it is correct that there are banned & blocked sites - but it should be totally public and subject to indepednendt review, and blocked sites should beable to appeal.

If it is blocking illegal activities - no-one should complain - except the criminals



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 02:34 AM
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oh fantastic.......

poker and porn getting the blacklist
the two things i jump on and have a squizz at on a regular basis apart from comin on here......

So how long do you think until ATS get put on out list of no-no's ????

the 'Brotherhood' are going to spew when they see that .... lol



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 03:48 AM
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Yes I do agree with you that some sites are just wrong and should be banned but like you said it should be public and open to independant review and appeal but the way it looks its going way beyond that and is bordering on manipulation. If they block all non-goverment/corporate sites (it doesnt say they will but this is a big first step to it)

What is it that might happen around the world that they dont want us to know(just a thought)



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 04:53 AM
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Originally posted by Bachfin

But about half of the sites on the list are not related to child porn and include a slew of online poker sites, YouTube links, regular gay and straight porn sites, Wikipedia entries, euthanasia sites, websites of fringe religions such as satanic sites, fetish sites, Christian sites, the website of a tour operator and even a Queensland dentist.

The blacklist is maintained by ACMA and provided to makers of internet filtering software that parents can opt to install on their PCs.



ok post rewritten to remove profanity..here's "acma's" list of achievements for the last 2 weeks

ACMA releases draft temporary community broadcasting licence guidelines for comment (8 Apr)

ACMA releases review of spectrum licensing technical frameworks (3 Apr)

ACMA proposes new measures for 400 MHz band (2 Apr)

ACMA calling on boat owners to double check they are equipped to operate VHF marine radios (2 Apr)

ACMA releases paper on allocation of 3.6 GHz band for wireless access services (1 Apr)

must refrain from profanity..some guy out fishing on a weekend needs to double check if he's "equipped" to press a button on a cb?? freakin poker sites?? these are the "achievements" of the knuckledragging mouth-breathers we're paying to sit on their a*s and surf the web all day? ok,ok,i'll just hit enter now so i dont get banned



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 06:55 AM
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While I am 100% against censorship I don't think you guys need worry about ATS. I mean, really, with whats in the T&C's this site will remain open even to kindergarteners for ever.


edit for sp.

[edit on 4/17/2009 by wayno]



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 07:41 AM
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Originally posted by wayno
While I am 100% against censorship I don't think you guys need worry about ATS. I mean, really, with whats in the T&C's this site will remain open even to kindergarteners for ever.


edit for sp.

[edit on 4/17/2009 by wayno]


lol,you still here?



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