originally known as the “Australian government secret ACMA internet censorship blacklist”, as the latest publicly available version appears to. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) spent just over $, in to investigate complaints against internet. In March the ACMA revealed that a number of pages on Wikileaks were put on the blacklist of banned websites because the pages linked.

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In New South WalesInternet censorship legislation was introduced in which criminalises online material which is unsuitable for minors. The wide variation to blackliwt to essentially the same question can be attributed to variations in the wording of the questions asked.

The prospect of mandatory nation-wide filtering of this secret list is pretty concerning from a democratic point of view. The refused classification material on this list would be blocked under the Federal Government’s proposed mandatory internet filtering scheme. ACSC launches security program for cama service providers. Betfair CEO Andrew Twaits was furious the government has potentially annexed tens of millions of blacklizt in revenue after its Betfair.

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Things to do with this request Anyone: The Act simply doesn’t apply to those agencies for those documents. It explains exactly what an exempt document is and it explains what an agency must do if an application is made for an exempt document and the agency wishes to refuse to grant access to the document. The attacks commenced at 12 midnight local time and the website was down for over two days.

Archived from the original on 14 September Outraged privacy advocates say the government has effectively lied about the amount of URLs included in the blacklists, totalling more thanand the type of content which it would ban.


Copyright remains with the aforementioned. However, if the Government proceeds with its mandatory internet filtering scheme, sites on the blacklist will be blocked for all Australians. The study consisted of four focus-group interviews of 39 participants and found that while people were aware of the pending legislation, they did not understand its details.

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The document could be refused under section 47E d of the Act. The campaign impersonated the Australian Federal Government by presenting web censorship as a mock consumer product branded as Censordyne, a parody of the toothpaste brand Sensodyne. Inthe Federal Parliament passed the Suicide Related Materials Offences Actwhich makes it illegal to use communications media such as the Internet to discuss the practical aspects of suicide.

Write about this on Medium. Archived from the original PDF on 27 July The Digital Liberty Coalition. Even those who mean well often do not have the experience or expertise to advise properly. But more perniciously it is a scheme that will create the infrastructure for government censorship on a broader scale”.

ACMA builds new child abuse blacklist

The reason why such documents are not subject to FOI is that they are likely to contain illegal or offensive content, or information which may enable a person to gain access to that illegal or offensive content; and disclosure of such documents would clearly frustrate the objectives of the regulatory scheme.

After the controversy died down, no new action resulted from the new report, media attention, or political speeches. On 9 JulyStephen Conroy announced that any mandatory filtering would be delayed until at least What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link. Censordyne become a topic of discussion on Nova In Februarya national telephone poll of 1, people was conducted by Galaxy and commissioned by GetUp!


Archived from the original on 15 March InRichard Neville published a “spoof” website that had a fictional transcript of John Howard apologising to Australians for the Iraq War.

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Brazilian bank Inter pays fine over customer data leak Following the exposure of data from nearly 20 thousand customers, institution achieves a final settlement. In this announcement, it was stated that adults could opt out of the filter to receive uncensored access to the Internet.

Bythe then Federal Government attempted to introduce blavklist Internet censorship regime. This page was last edited on lbacklist Decemberat Retrieved 10 July Retrieved from ” https: The trial will be opt-in, with ISPs asking for volunteers, although all WebShield customers already receive a filtered service. Main Page Country index Follow us. In Aprilit was revealed that an IP address used by more than 1, websites had been censored by certain Internet service providers.

Over the next few days was a storm of media and political attention, and there were calls for finer Internet filters and tougher censorship laws. You may unsubscribe blacjlist these newsletters at any time. Retrieved from ” https: We also amca you to read our tips for sources before submitting.

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