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ISP Filtering is happening in Australia, don't let it happen here

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 25-Feb-2010 20:22

A friend pointed me in the direction of a little piece of code behind the official site for the Senator the Hon. Stephen Conroy, Australian Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate.

This is a screenshot of his website today (click for a larger version):



Notice on the right hand sidebar a "tag cloud" with the most discussed topics on that site. Now let's look behind the scenes on the code used to create that "tag cloud":



Oh, look... If the topic is "ISP Filtering" then the Hon. Stephen Conroy doesn't want you to know about it. You can still click on any tag though, go to the search page and enter the term "ISP Filtering" to find the content you want, but obviously there shouldn't be any hint that such a topic exists.

Now you understand why I think we shouldn't have a national Internet filter in New Zealand. You don't know for sure if any future government would change the rules behind the scenes.

(By the way, I hope using the website as an example don't put me on a "persona non grata" list in Australia...)





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