It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
MORE than 1200 websites were accidentally blocked after ASIC tried to bar access to a fraudulent website.
The website of independent learning organisation, Melbourne Free University was blocked for six weeks, during which time it had no recourse to find out why, its co-founder Jasmine Westendorf said.
The university said it was informed by its ISP Exetel that its website had been blocked by Australian authorities. "The Attorney General's office, ACMA, and the AFP all said they weren't involved but they still couldn't or wouldn't give us any information about why we were blocked," she said.
Senator Conroy issued a statement on Wednesday night confirming that ASIC had begun requiring ISPs to block suspected fraudulent websites.
ASIC said it had exercised the power extended to it by the Telecommunications Act "numerous times over the past nine months".
The university said it was informed by its ISP Exetel that its website had been blocked by Australian authorities. "The Attorney General's office, ACMA, and the AFP all said they weren't involved but they still couldn't or wouldn't give us any information about why we were blocked,
for them to allow access to this legitimate study website
The website of independent learning organization, Melbourne Free University was blocked for six weeks
It was only because the university was able to mobilise groups like The Greens and Electronic Frontiers Australia to investigate on its behalf that it was able to get any answers, Ms Westendorf said.
Originally posted by stirling
I agree ..this is another step towards a controlled and restricted internet.
The loss of personal privacy, and the freedom to live unmolested by government......devastating developements for us pleebs
.. what happens if they accidentally say ATS is a fraudulent website and ASIC blocks it..
Originally posted by andy06shake
reply to post by Agit8dChop
5 words for you buddy, use a Virtual Private Network.
Problem solved I imagine, then you can look at what ever you wish without your governments draconian tactics being an issue. Works for me every time my ISP(Sky) try's to block TPB.edit on 17-5-2013 by andy06shake because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by maxrockerfella
reply to post by Agit8dChop
dark web / deep web & the onion browser fixes all attempts of filtering your I/net viewing !
Originally posted by TruthSeekersRUS
BTW OP'S SOURCE GIVES A POP UP FOR MALICIOUS SOFTWARE. W-32 type virus used for targeting ads and data mining. Not being a troll, just stating fact. Do not update your flash player when you get the pop up from the OP Source Website.edit on 17-5-2013 by TruthSeekersRUS because: (no reason given)