[LINK] Porn-filled servers at Optus headquaters

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Jan 6 11:15:03 AEDT 2009

In "Dial X for Optus" by Vanda Carson (SMH, January 5, 
claims Optus ran an international pornography video and phone-sex 
trade from its centre in Sydney. It claims Optus and other telcos 
billed customers premium rates for sexually explicit calls and 
X-rated downloads, misusing the country codes of small impoverished 
nations. The article refers to Optus housing "porn-filled computer 
servers in the Rosebery building", and connecting calls to a call 
centre in New Zealand where staff simulated sex over the phone, not 
to the countries the calls were supposed to be to.

The Minister responsible, Senator Stephen Conroy, has been making 
public statements about Internet pornography, while apparently happy 
to allow misuse of the telephone system to take place.

Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd            ABN: 17 088 714 309
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617                      http://www.tomw.net.au/
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Australian National University  

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