[LINK] Dentist's website on Aussie blacklist (was Re: ACMA Internet Filter List Leaked
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Sat Mar 21 13:22:06 EST 2009
At 22:06 20/03/2009, rene wrote:
>On Fri, 20 Mar 2009 10:36:36 +0000, Leah Manta wrote:
> > Perhaps it's a case of 'techie' type person was visiting a 'friend'
> > who had the software installed. Knowing how excited the world would
> > get at the Black List being released, 'techie' managed to get the
> > data, including all the 'added' entries that the 'user' had added as
> > a result of their own personal surfing habits, or perhaps their
> > children's?
>Possible in theory, but apparently not the case.
>Since the list was leaked on 19 Mar, instructions have been posted on one
>or more websites concerning how to extract the list from a particular one
>of the "IIA Family Friendly Filters" (ACMA provides their list to such
>filter makers) - procedure requires use of hex editor, etc. Several people
>subsequently reported on the whirlpool forum that they followed the
>instructions and the result was extraction of a list identical to the first
>one published by wikileaks. (That was reported before yesterday when
>wikileaks published the 2nd and 3rd more recent versions of the list).
Ok so remove "user added" and the rest stands. So apparently the
list is provided by a Filter Software vendor - and it's obviously got
a few more things in it than ACMA provides - that's expected, give
the Software manufacturer might have other sources of data input.
But at the end of the day, when does the user get to choose :)
(Yes I know, they can turn the software off, for now.)
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