posted on Jun, 25 2011 @ 10:48 AM
A trial version of the internet filter is set to be implemented by Australia's two largest ISP's, Telstra and Optus, the very same one that was
dropped last month due to lack of support, but it seems there has been some negotiations going on behind the scenes to quietly introduce it.
It's been announced that 500 websites have been identified from an international database on child abuse websites to be blocked by the filter.
Many people, myself included know that this filter won't stop the intended targets from doing what they're doing, it's punishing the average
internet user whilst the real scum lose a few hits. Surely I'm not the only one to realise the stupidity on merely blocking the URL of websites that
exist. Why not shut these websites down??
In an interesting turn of events, Telstra may now be pulling out of the filter trial, thanks to the possibility of attacks from Lulz security and
Another aside here is the way these hackers are being portrayed in relation to this, for example, The Australian makes this statement:
The other main concern is a group that identifies itself as Anonymous, another unstructured hacker collective that claims to be opposed to any
form of internet censorship, and has carried out attacks on Australian government websites because of Canberra's support for an internet filter on
Basically portraying Anonymous as supporters of child pornography.
I hope Telstra pull out for good, not only because it's a pointless waste of tax payers money ($9.8 million) but also because I'm a Telstra customer
and don't really want these 500 websites expanded to thousands of websites being deemed inappropriate. Like ATS?
I also don't want my internet and phone to be disrupted by hackers.
Next week will be very interesting...