Net Neutrality, Australian Style.
Say goodnight to Australia, Gracie. http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/internet-censorship-plan-gets-the-green-light-20091215-ktzc.html Australia: Internet censorship plan gets the green light. The Federal Government has announced it will proceed with controversial plans to censor the internet after Government-commissioned trials found filtering a blacklist of banned sites was accurate and would not slow down the internet. But critics, including the online users’ lobby group Electronic Frontiers Australia and the Greens communications spokesman Scott | Read More »
Australia to implement mandatory internet censorship.
Coming soon to an computer near you. Australia to implement mandatory internet censorship. First three paragraphs of the article: Australia will join China in implementing mandatory censoring of the internet under plans put forward by the Federal Government. The revelations emerge as US tech giants Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, and a coalition of human rights and other groups unveiled a code of conduct aimed at | Read More »
Rep. Capuano’s Newspeak for Censorship
As the Obama candidacy gains momentum, we should all become more accustomed to “newspeak.” Out is the word “censorship” to be replaced with the phrase “freedom of speech.” The former phrase “freedom of speech’ will be prohibited except in classical texts until such texts can be reprinted wherein all references to actual free speech will be deleted. That, of course, seems the natural progression from | Read More »