[LINK] 'Net filters "required" for all Australians, no opt-out

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Sat Oct 18 09:40:48 EST 2008


The whole story, as it's emerging in the media, is starting to look (to
me) like an echo-chamber ... there's more quoting of other media than of
primary sources.

RC

Scott Howard wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 2:29 AM, Michael Meloni <
> mike at somebodythinkofthechildren.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> Just came across this on Whirlpool: NoCleanFeed.com might be blocked in
>> NSW public schools (
>> http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=967413&p=17#r332  )
>>
>> Here's a screen cap:
>>
>> http://www.somebodythinkofthechildren.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/nocleanfeed_blocked1.jpg
>>     
>
>
> That looks like a glitch - it's reporting a DNS error.
>
> Many sites are blocked by the NSW DET system, including (for most/all
> students) any sites which haven't been classified by their URL filter vendor
> or a group of teachers - but the error will be an actual "block" error, not
> a DNS error.
>
> Also without any idea where that screenshot came from it's also possible
> that it's fake.  The only indication of the site being blocked is in the URL
> itself - wouldn't be hard to change...
>
>   Scott.
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