Australia: ACMA caught out

… can we sue them?  ONE page on Wikileaks was blocked. It was the page about the need for judicial oversight In late 2008, Wikileaks released the secret Internet censorship list for Denmark, together with a press release condemning the practice for lack of public or judicial oversight. Here’s an extract from the press release:…

Continue Reading →

Australia: Cult of Traditional Media

I’m tired of being told that we bloggers, (which is, y’know, the general population) are: in an echo chamber and have no original thoughts, that we only copy and paste traditional media articles and add no value, that we find other bloggers we agree with and never hear the opposing point of view (*falls off…

Continue Reading →

Australia: Internet filtering and censorship by government

EDIT: *getting cross* NO it’s NOT the same ACT. September was Crime and Terrorism. Federal Police inform ACA of sites that are blocked due to crime and err terrorism. December is Content Services. First is Opt In and Second is Opt Out. Cos we know that pr0n is so much worse than crime and terrorism.…

Continue Reading →

Australia you can’t be trusted! (blame Chaser?)

From Mashable (why didn’t I see this anywhere else? hmmm?): Is Australia the New China? by Kristen Nicole Several privacy advocates are in an uproar in response to a bill introduced by Australia’s Parliament, which would grant the country’s federal police the power to control which sites can be accessed by users of the Internet.…

Continue Reading →