Monday, December 01, 2008

Australia’s Net Censorship Sparks Outrage

Another good example of how government is not generally the place to obtain the best answer to the pressing questions of today's society.
SitePoint - Australia’s Net Censorship Sparks Outrage: "Australia’s last try at censorship, the AU$84 million NetAlert program put forth by former PM John Howard, was cracked in a half hour by a 16-year-old Aussie named Tom Wood in August 2007. Upon hearing about Wood’s feat, the government added another layer of filtering to beef up the system — Wood got through the new filter in 10 minutes.

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