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

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Sat Oct 18 11:30:18 EST 2008


Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> 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.
> 

what about quoting  SLUG on LINK? Though I think this is a valid point, which 
hasn't been raised here:
> Mary Gardiner [on SLUG]  wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 17, 2008, Kyle wrote:
>>> Is this possibly for real?
>> 
>> The government has certainly been planning to require that ISPs
>> filter-by-default. The exact status of:
>> 
>>  - whether complete opt-out is possible
>> 
>>  - the extent of filtering of, eg, encrypted traffic (I have been told
>>    by a sysadmin, although without a source, that there are rumours that
>>    they will require ISPs to do Man In The Middle on HTTPS)
>> 
> <snip>




> 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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