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

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 01:32:22 EST 2008


Run the same search in yahoo and you don't get that message.  You get  
a lot more results.  Perhaps we need to rely on google a bit less?

On 2008/Oct/18, at 3:41 PM, Jon Seymour wrote:

> 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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