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PostSubject: 687 ISPs invited to secret filter forum   Fri 7 May 2010 - 11:58

By Ben Grubb, ZDNet.com.au on April 30th, 2010

in brief Communications Minister Stephen Conroy's office has said that 687 internet service providers (ISPs) were invited to participate in the protected online forum to discuss issues around the planned mandatory filter to block "refused classification" material on the internet.

"All of the ISPs registered with the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) were written to and invited to register for the online forum," said a statement to ZDNet Australia from the minister's office. "Membership of the TIO is a current legal requirement."

The statement said a total of 687 letters were sent, "although some ISPs would have received more than one written invitation if they operated under multiple business names".

Conroy's office yesterday acknowledged the existence of the protected online forum used to discuss controversial issues about the internet filter, but rejected forum suggestions from departmental officials that the government could make it an offence to promote methods of circumventing the filter.


http://www.zdnet.com.au/687-isps-invited-to-secret-filter-forum-339302801.htm


Then read this...


http://www.zdnet.com.au/filter-legislation-not-drafted-govt-forum-339302774.htm

Sneaky hu!!!

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In other words, our government have been engaging in secret discussions (on a closed- forum) with our Internet Service Providers.


I mean, don't mind us, we are just the public who pays for the service, ...surely we are entitled to an opinion too?

Well, apparently not!


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PostSubject: Re: 687 ISPs invited to secret filter forum   Fri 7 May 2010 - 12:34

Conroy given filter circumvention demo
By Ben Grubb, ZDNet.com.au on May 4th, 2010


Communications Minister Stephen Conroy was shown how to circumvent his mandatory internet service provider level internet filter in a one-hour demonstration.

"The minister has been shown a demonstration of a number of circumvention techniques of the filter products used in the [internet service provider] filtering pilot," the minister's office said in answer to a question on notice asked by Greens Communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam.

"This demonstration took place on Friday, 5 June 2009, at the Enex TestLab at RMIT in Bundoora, Vic," the office said. "The demonstration was of one-hour duration, and a number of circumvention techniques were demonstrated including VPN and Tor."

Tor is free software that, according to its website, helps defend "against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis".

Virtual private networks (VPN) allow users to connect to another computer in the world securely. An Australian could use such software to connect to a computer that had unfiltered access to the internet.

Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) spokesperson Colin Jacobs said that it was interesting to know that the minister had been shown a "proper demo" of how to circumvent the filter.

"He is clearly well informed of the flimsiness of the filter, yet must not feel this diminishes the policy — that is, political — usefulness of the plan," Jacobs said on the EFA blog.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/conroy-given-filter-circumvention-demo-339302825.htm

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And nice to know the real grubs were taught how to circumnavigate the filter, and note how our other leading Australian parties haven't stepped forward in the publics defence this and haven't not challenged the red-dragon state?

Smile....Krudd


All this filter will do is stop dumb asses bringing down those clever enough to circumnavigate , this and proliferate porn.

If we cant find it, how can we responsibly report objectionable material?

Three wise monkey phenomena.


Just because we cant see it, doesn't mean it doesn't exist...if anything, this will push it further underground this and create a demand for specific content morons aren't able to otherwise access themselves, so pay others to get it for them.

The truth is, porn isn't their priority.

Smile....neither is euthanasia, and pro-abortion activism.

It's Political censorship!


And just in time for next election.


It would suit all political parties, as they all have their skeletons, hence not one of them have opposed it.


Smile Makes sense?



Cool .... It will appease the sheeple, (aka majority) ....which is why it's up to us to deliver where ever we can while we can.

Being a Yahoo employee doesn't make you that pussy whipped does it? Yheeeks!!


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PostSubject: Re: 687 ISPs invited to secret filter forum   Fri 7 May 2010 - 12:50

The public are being suppressed, the media (depending on who you are with) are suppressed 'professionally' to a degree also, ... so who's left to tell the truth?

Are you dedicated enough to do this for free, this and not even expect a cent in return?


I doubt it.




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