[LINK] Internet Censorship

Janet Hawtin lucychili at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 17:55:28 EST 2008


On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 5:18 PM,  <stephen at melbpc.org.au> wrote:
> > Danny writes:
>  >
>  >> Remember the NetAlert success with PC-based censorware?  There's a
>  >> nice summary of that here:
>  >> http://dansdata.blogsome.com/2008/02/22/wanna-buy-a-porn-blocker-only
>  >> 3000/
>  >
>  >
>  > Currently blocked content concerns from another list:
>
>
>  In case Linkers were wondering ..
>
>  The above email referred to was from the OzTeacherLibrarian list and was
>  in reference to a NSW *school* internet connection. As is the case in all
>  Australian schools the respective State Governments mandate filtering. The
>  person who wrote the original email has full access to the sites mentioned
>  from home. Link discussions re country-wide-filtering being another matter.

Thanks Stephen

Sometimes it is difficult to tell how much sharing is too much.
Erring on the cautious side =)

I felt that it was quite possible that the country wide approach would
have faith based glasses through which to view potential threats and
that we could easily face similar issues around who's criteria are
scoping the information space.

Janet


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