[LINK] 'Net filters "required" for all Australians, no opt-out
mike at somebodythinkofthechildren.com
Sat Oct 18 10:14:11 EST 2008
Scott Howard wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 2:29 AM, Michael Meloni
> <mike at somebodythinkofthechildren.com
> <mailto:mike at somebodythinkofthechildren.com>> wrote:
> Just came across this on Whirlpool: NoCleanFeed.com might be
> blocked in
> NSW public schools (
> Here's a screen cap:
> 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...
Here's another capture sent to me accessed by someone on a student
account for years 7 - 12:
There's probably either a whitelist is in place or the site has been
added to a generic blocking category named 'uncategorised'.
Yes it could be faked. It could be photoshopped in 2 minutes. I'm going
to try and get more information on Monday when I can get more URLs tested.
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