Saturday, August 25, 2007

Where there's a will, there's a way

Student cracks Government's $84m porn filter

Of course there are those who would use that information to argue for more extreme forms of censorship - including requiring ISPs to automatically filter out material deemed unsuitable. Of course it's easy to imagine those self-appointed guardians of our morals (in this case Australia) abusing any power they might manage to get - we've been down that road before in pre-internet times.

Imagine: Pictures of torture victims in Abu Ghraib? Just label it porn and coerce ISPs to filter it out. What a neato little tool for eliminating from public consumption anything that just might happen to be politically incorrect at the time.

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