29 Oct 2008

Australia to implement mandatory internet censorship

Australia will join China in implementing mandatory censoring of the internet under plans put forward by the Federal Government.


The revelations emerge as US tech giants Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, and a coalition of human rights and other groups unveiled a code of conduct aimed at safeguarding online freedom of speech and privacy.
The government has declared it will not let internet users opt out of the proposed national internet filter.
The plan was first created as a way to combat child pornography and adult content, but could be extended to include controversial websites on euthanasia or anorexia.

Herald Sun