[LINK] Dentist's website on Aussie blacklist (was Re: ACMA Internet Filter List Leaked
rene.lk at libertus.net
Sat Mar 21 16:57:34 EST 2009
On Sat, 21 Mar 2009 02:22:06 +0000, Leah Manta wrote:
> 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.
In what way is it obvious that the leaked list has 'got a few more things
in it than ACMA provides'?
Commercial filtering software vendors generally have millions if not
billions of URLs on their blocking list. The lists leaked by wikileaks have
less than 2,500, the most recent one they say is at 18 Mar 2009 contains
approx. 1168. Why would a filter maker add misc. URLs they may choose to
add to a blocking list of that size, when their filter has other block
lists containing millions of URLs?
During Senate Estimates in Feb 2009, ACMA said "at the end of January-there
are around about 1,100" URLs on their blacklist. One and half months later
Wikileaks list shows approx. 1168.
Imo, highly unlikely to be mere coincidence.
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