Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Good clean internet censorship

The Department of internal Affairs is currently working on a "voluntary" internet filtering scheme to make objectionable content disappear from the internet as far as New Zealand users (well, those too stupid to use a proxy server or a secure encrypted subnetwork) are concerned. Disturbingly, it has chosen to do this in total secrecy. Why? To prevent the sort of opposition that has organised around the Australian government's efforts to oppose their own filtering scheme. Opposition like this:

(If you are Australian and want to protect the internet, then you can take action here)

[Hat tip: Sydney Morning Herald]