[LINK] NSW Govt porn audit

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Thu Sep 2 18:27:30 EST 2010


On 2010/Sep/02, at 4:37 PM, Chris Maltby wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 04:17:57PM +1000, Bernard Robertson-Dunn  
> wrote:
>> I doubt that Fred Nile has been looking at porn, but it does  
>> highlight
>> the difficulty of associating a computer and/or an IP address with an
>> individual.
>
> Why would you doubt it? The research in the US shows that evangelistic
> types are statistically more likely to be users/abusers of porn.

Heh, heh.  Something about petards.

> If it
> was "research" as he claims, then surely it would have been wise to  
> tip
> off the IT audit team to expect the appearance of such sites in the  
> logs.

Interesting conversation.  Just ignore the next 200,000 hits (or  
however many) on porn sites, it's just an experiment.

> It seems quite certain it was someone with access to his office -  
> staff,
> cleaners, security or the bigotted moralist himself.


If he has a log-in then surely *he* is responsible for anything that  
happens when he is logged in.

Actually I wonder about the privacy implications about all this.  I  
realise it's a work computer, but releasing this data publicly?  Was  
that necessary?  They were prepared to ditch a minister because he  
watched porn?  Seems a little exaggerated not to mention mean, unless  
it was just an excuse to get rid of someone they didn't like.  It's  
not actually illegal to watch porn is it?



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