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Telstra, Optus to start censoring the web next month
MOST Australian internet users will have their web access censored next month after the country's two largest internet providers agreed to voluntarily block more than 500 websites from view.
Telstra and Optus confirmed they would block access to a list of child abuse websites provided by the Australian Communications and Media Authority and more compiled by unnamed international organisations from mid-year.
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
Am I the only one who finds it odd that they are talking about dealing with child porn websites by trying to censor it at the receiving end rather than the sending end?
Originally posted by OzWeatherman
reply to post by AusiAnarchist
No more shemale porn
That's what I suggested in an earlier post so I'm glad to see at least someone else is thinking along those lines. If there are child porn sites out there, shut'em down at the source.
Originally posted by Samuelis
It's annoying when people use the "child porn" excuse for allowing censorship. Fix the problem at the source. ..
I'm not sure what you mean by recently. Here's an article about a supposed leak a few years ago but they say it was fake and not the real blacklist:
Didn't someone hack the AMCA blacklist recently? And heaps of websites were being filtered that had nothing to do with child porn?
Originally posted by Havick007
Thats not a good arguement because there will always be 'underground' orgs that manipulate the system and can still share this disgusting media. The leverage P2P and torrents to share their illegal activity.
Originally posted by mike_trivisonno
It says it is an optional service.
Probably for parental controls.
4GW -- FOURTH GENERATION WARFARE
4GW (fourth generation wafare) is the term used by military thinkers to describe conflict at the end of the 20th century. In general, 4GW is an extremely effective method of warfare that the US and its allies will find very difficult to defeat (a slow burn, rather than complete eradication, may be the best possible outcome). I have outlined the basics of 4GW warfare below to enhance your understanding of the term.
4GW can be defined as a method of warfare that uses the following to achieve a moral victory:
Undermines enemy strengths (this may seem obvious, but most of modern warfare has involved direct attacks on enemy strengths -- find the enemy army and destroy it).
Exploits enemy weaknesses.
Uses asymmetric operations (weapons and techniques that differ substantially from opponents).
The rise of 4GW is both a product and a driver of the following:
The loss of the nation-state's monopoly on violence.
The rise of cultural, ethnic, and religious conflict.
Globalization (via technological integration).
4GW is fought on the tactical level via:
Rear area operations -- 4GW warriors do not confront a nation-state's military but rather it society.
Psychological operations -- terror.
Ad-hoc innovation -- use of the enemy's strengths against itself.
Generations of Warfare
The generational development of warfare can be outlined as:
First generation -- wars of Napoleon, conscription and firearms (the decline of mercenaries).
Second generation -- the US civil war and WW1, firepower and nation-state alignment of resources to warfare.
Third generation -- WW2, maneuver and armored warfare.
Fourth generation -- ad hoc warriors and moral conflict.
Many of the methods used in 4GW aren't new and have robust historical precedent. However, there are important differences in how it is applied today. These include:
Global -- modern technologies and economic integration enable global operations.
Pervasive -- the decline of nation-state warfare has forced all open conflict into the 4GW mold.
Granularity -- extremely small viable groups and variety of reasons for conflict.
Vulnerability -- open societies and economies.
Technology -- new technologies have dramatically increased the productivity of small groups of 4GW warriors.
Media -- global media saturation makes possible an incredible level of manipulation.
Networked -- new organizational types made possible by improvements in technology are much better at learning, surviving, and acting.
It is understood Telstra was last night still grappling with the decision as to whether to commit to the voluntary filter because of fears of reprisals from the internet vigilantes behind a spate of recent cyber attacks.
It is understood the unstructured collective of hackers that identifies itself as Lulz Security, which has an agenda to wreak havoc on corporate and government cyber assets, claiming this is to expose security flaws, is one of Telstra main concerns.
Originally posted by thePharaoh
i think australia messed up when they let jodie foster be prime minister...lol
Am I the only one shocked that they would say they might back out because of fear of hackers?
Originally posted by jjjtir
(...)It is understood Telstra was last night still grappling with the decision as to whether to commit to the voluntary filter because of fears of reprisals from the internet vigilantes behind a spate of recent cyber attacks.