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

Jon Seymour jon.seymour at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 00:41:51 EST 2008


Intrigued, I discovered that this search:

     "kevin rudd" site:org

will generate a suppression message from Google.

jon.

On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 12:36 AM, Sylvano <sylvano at gnomon.com.au> wrote:
> On Saturday 18 October 2008 08:40, 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.
>
> Indeed.
>
> So I figured I do some searching on Google to see
> what else exists.  I ended up on a path of learning
> different to what I had intended, but fascinating
> all the same.
>
> I started with the following keywords:
>
>  kevin rudd internet filtering alp.org.au
>
> So I start scanning my first page of results and
> noticed the following notification at the end of
> the results list:
>
>  "In response to a legal request submitted to Google, we
>  have removed 3 result(s) from this page. If you wish,
>  you may read more about the request at ChillingEffects.org."
>
> With Google providing the following link:
>
>  Child Pornography Complaint in Google Search
>  http://www.chillingeffects.org/notice.cgi?sID=1161
>
> At this site you will find a letter, with specific personal
> details removed, stating:
>
>  "Google has received notice of a list of web sites
>  from the Internet Watch Foundation (web site URL)
>  that contain child pornography. Google has removed
>  the related web sites from its search results."
>
> What's the current assessment of the Internet Watch
> Foundation ( http://www.iwf.org.uk/ )?
>
> Would it make more sense for our government to leverage
> this kind of approach, or even hook in with that effort
> which seems to be more focussed on the "dob in illegal
> activity" that can be acted upon by IT companies and
> law enforcement agencies, than the more pie in the sky
> "clean feed content" goal?  Or am I just naive?
>
> The IWF site has a link to the things they *don't* cover,
> which tells you where to go and also seems a reasonable
> listing of the various online issues that exist for
> policy makers.
>
>  http://www.iwf.org.uk/public/page.20.htm
>
>
> For reference, here are *some* previous postings
> to Link that mention IWF, which all seem to
> be earlier than 2002 from my minor efforts:
>
>  Re: [LINK] changes at the top of IWF
>  http://www.anu.edu.au/mail-archives/link/link0202/0382.html
>  From: Irene Graham (renelk at libertus.net)
>  Date: Wed Feb 20 2002 - 00:10:56 EST
>
>  [LINK] Internet industry leaders gather for launch of ICRAfilter
>  http://www.anu.edu.au/mail-archives/link/link0203/0338.html
>  From: David Goldstein (goldstein_david at yahoo.com.au)
>  Date: Fri Mar 22 2002 - 07:56:47 EST
>
>  [LINK] privacy, labelling, filtering...
>  http://www.anu.edu.au/mail-archives/link/link0101/0583.html
>  From: David Goldstein (goldstein_david at yahoo.com.au)
>  Date: Mon Jan 29 2001 - 16:40:06 EST
>
>  [LINK] ICRA news releases
>  http://www.anu.edu.au/mail-archives/link/link0004/0199.html
>  From: David Goldstein (goldstein_david at yahoo.com.au)
>  Date: Mon Apr 10 2000 - 18:17:11 EST
>
>  [LINK] News Brief for IWF
>  http://www.anu.edu.au/mail-archives/link/link0002/0610.html
>  From: David Goldstein (goldstein_david at yahoo.com.au)
>  Date: Fri Feb 25 2000 - 02:34:37 EST
>
>  [LINK] Wired: British ISPs Crack Down on Hate
>  http://www.anu.edu.au/mail-archives/link/link0001/0746.html
>  Irene Graham (rene at pobox.com)
>  Wed, 26 Jan 2000 19:25:23 +1000
>
>  Re: [LINK] UK internet users don't want ratings or censorship
>  http://www.anu.edu.au/mail-archives/link/link0001/0634.html
>  Irene Graham (rene at pobox.com)
>  Sun, 23 Jan 2000 22:41:49 +1000
>
>  IWF A Founding Member Of New Rating Body - ICRA
>  http://www.anu.edu.au/mail-archives/link/link9905/0295.html
>  David Goldstein (davidg at iwf.org.uk)
>  Wed, 12 May 1999 11:57:10 +0100
>
>  ABA, RSAC, Childnet+++ plan Global Internet Labelling
>  http://www.anu.edu.au/mail-archives/link/link9710/0270.html
>  Irene Graham (rene at pobox.com)
>  Thu, 23 Oct 1997 00:01:55 +1000
>
>  Re: RSAC response to Irene Graham
>  http://www.anu.edu/mail-archives/link/link9702/0259.html
>  Irene Graham (rene at pobox.com)
>  Tue, 18 Feb 1997 16:24:54 +1000
>
> Sylvano
>
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