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Blog, Internet, Security - Friday, May 10, 2013 15:22 - 18 Comments
blog Apologies, folks. We missed this one when it first aired several weeks ago. But we’re planning to get stuck into it in a major way next week as it hasn’t been investigated in any depth by the media at large, that we can see. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, it appears that the limited ISP-based filter which several of Australia’s major ISPs (Telstra, Optus and Vodafone so far) have implemented with the assistance of the Australian Federal Police (you know, the one they won’t talk about) may have suffered a massive false positive event in early April and wrongly blocked some 1,200 websites, including community group the Melbourne Free University. The EFF’s media release at the time states:
EFF has long opposed Australia’s Internet censorship schemes, warning that even the voluntary filtering that has been implemented by Australia’s largest ISPs, Telstra and Optus, lacks transparency and accountability, and could lead to collateral damage—accidental censorship of websites that are not violating the law in any way. A dramatic example of such collateral damage appears to be occuring at the moment. Continue…
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