Tag Results for censor (13)

  1. Australia's Web Filtering Plans Take Another Hit

    The Australian is reporting that iiNet, Australia's third largest ISP, was pulling out of the Australian government's pilot project to try to filter the Internet. The Australian says that iiNet blamed "drawn-out negotiations with the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, constant changes in policy, and last week's leak of a secret internet blacklist." The government says that all this was news to them. The ISPs who originally agreed to participate in the filtering pilots say they have no plans to withdraw, reports The Australian. …

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  2. Australia's Web Filtering Plans in a Shamble?

    This week saw the Australian government's plan to pilot its grand experiment in filtering the Internet receive a body blow. As reported by several Australian newspapers, the supposedly secret list of websites that were to make up the Australian government's banned list was leaked to the whistle-blower website Wikileaks. Now it is feared that those on the banned list will be able to figure out how they got on the banned list and find away around it. The government is trying to play down the leak by saying it isn't its …

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  3. Doctors Fight Back Over Being Rated On-line

    The Associated Press published a story today about doctors who are asking their patients to sign a standardized waiver agreement in which the patients agree "not to post online comments about the doctor, 'his expertise and/or treatment.' " The on-line rating of doctors really took off last year, when, "Angie's List, a national consumer rating service once focused on home improvement, started offering ratings of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers," according to a story published in July 2008 by the Boston Globe. The Globe's story also said that, "Restaurant rating empire …

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  4. Australian Government's Web Filtering Plan Again In Doubt

    The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that the Australian Government's plan to filter the Internet beginning next month has "effectively been scuttled." According to the story, Senator Nick Xenophon, has decided "to join the Greens and Opposition in blocking any legislation required to get the scheme started." The Herald story also states that, "Opposition's communications spokesman Nick Minchin has this week obtained independent legal advice saying that if the Government is to pursue a mandatory filtering regime 'legislation of some sort will almost certainly be required'. " Whether the Australian Government …

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  5. Australia's Great Web Filtering Experiment Begins in March

    The Australian is reporting that after months of delay Australia's government is finally set to begin its grand experiment in filtering the Internet, or â''boil the ocean,â'' as Telstra's chief operating officer Greg Winn describes it. Of the 16 Internet providers agreeing to participate in the filtering trials, six (Primus Telecommunications, TECH 2U, Webshield, OMNIconnect, Netforce and Highway 1) have been chosen for the first pilot; however, none of the three largest Australian Internet providers (Telstra, Opus and iiNet) will be taking part. Telstra, Australia's largest Internet provider, refused to take part. The …

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