[LINK] Kid Pr0n and NBN

rene rene.ln at libertus.net
Sat Mar 5 00:57:31 AEDT 2011

On Fri, 04 Mar 2011 14:13:57 +1100, Richard Chirgwin wrote:

> On 4/03/11 1:58 PM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>> [I guess it had to happen. Why am I not
>> surprised? If it's not the 'terror card' it's the
>> 'kiddie' card. What has happened to sanity in the world?]
> "Oh lookie, here's a bunch of parliamentarians eager to believe
> anything they're told about protecting the children. Let's start
> lobbying for new police powers to protect us against the dangerous
> NBN."
> If the AFP really said what it's said, it looks like an extremely
> cynical ploy. Drop misinformation on suckers to further an agenda.
> Shameful.
> (I also really HATE the way the technically clueless think they're
> competent to cover a technical story. Trash all round.)

It's frightening how far this trash story "NBN may raise child porn risk: 
police" has already spread. First three pages of Google results just now 
turn up mindless repetition of the trash, except for this, which Google 
manages to turn up at the bottom of the second page of results:

AFP terrifies MPs with ‘net pr0n tales
Plod is really plodding today
By Richard Chirgwin

I certainly hope that the AFP didn't talk such nonsense to the 
Parliamentary Group, but in addition to RC's speculation as to what might 
have happened, I'd also speculate that perhaps the allegedly quoted 
anonymous "AFP spokeswoman" got asked something, and doesn't have a clue 
about how the AFP's Child Protection Unit actually operates or what they 
are capable of, nor has a clue about the "telecommunications industry" and 
so just made up something that seemed probably right to her.


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