Secret Aussie blacklist leaked
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The inevitable has happened - the secret Australian blacklist of banned websites has been published on the internet.
The list contains some 2,395 sites about half of which do not contain child sexual abuse images. It includes online poker sites, fetish, satanic and Christian sites, Wikipedia pages, gay and straight pornography, a travel operator and even the website for a Queensland dentist.
The Australian government is trialling technology to filter the internet for all its citizens. The list would have been sent to all ISPs in the country - at which point it would definitely have leaked. It is just surprising it has happened so quickly.
University of Sydney associate technology professor Bjorn Landfeldt told the Sydney Morning Herald the leak was every parent's worst nightmare because curious children would now be looking for the list. But he told the paper, which has seen the document, "It seems to me as if just about anything can potentially get on the list."
The list has gone to Wikileaks which told the Herald it would publish the list shortly - it already hosts lists for several other countries. At the time of writing Wikileaks is unavailable, presumably because it is struggling with requests from
mucky-minded intellectually curious Aussies.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told the Herald that such secret censorship was inevitably corrupt. Thailand implemented a similar system apparently in order to counter child abuse images, but the list included over a thousand sites critical of the Thai royal family. ®
Leaked List = March 2009 Link HERE!
I am new around here - :) Live in Oz, though - was born in England.
I have been a Register viewer for many years and [yeah – funny; now I decide to comment on this topic].
I have a link for those of you who want to see the said leaked list below: It’s back up for grabs on wikileaks after the raid.
Hopefully the Government think long and hard about this one - I don't think Senator Conroy realised What a can of worms he was opening, guess he's getting more than he banked for here! - I hope this @ISP Level Filtering Censorship will die a fast-sorry death! - it's not the way to go. We are trying very hard here in the OZ to fight it. There's better ways than this - to try to stop the child porn etc.
If, anybody is Interested? Here is :The leaked list.
http://www.wikileaks.org/wiki/Australian_government_secret_ACMA_internet_censorship_blacklist%2C_18_Mar_2009 Scroll further down to list see all the entries.
YouTube is going to be happy if they get misflagged/blacklisted – due to false positive or scripting engine malfunction due to a few YouTube Vids on that list.
Have a gr8 day!
Such a shame.
It's such a shame that iiNet pulled out of the trials. I was really looking forward to seeing what the inside of the firewall looked like. Now I have a big list of sites that will be blocked but no blocking to speak of.
On the other hand, I'm in the UK now. I've got my blocking after all.
Where's the list then?
Did I miss something? Was there a link to the list which my eyes skimmed over?
If not, why not? It would seem reasonable to link to the list the article is talking about. I would hate to think that the register (or its advertisers) feel pressured by this rediculous attempt at mass censorship into restricting easy access to information about it.