Australia’s Internet Filter Preparations Smashed
A proposal forwarded by Australian Government, to compulsorily filter web, has been acutely condemned by Internet giants, Google and Yahoo. This was a heavy handed scheme which confines access to officially permitted information.
Australian Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy said that the filter would chunk access to sites that comprise of child pornography, sexual brutality, and detailed directions of crime or drug use. The record of banned sites could be continually renewed, which would be completely based on community objections.
If the law is enforced, the screening system would make Australia one of the sternest web regulators among the globe’s democracies.
About 174 remarks from general citizens, and Google and Yahoo, given to the Department of Communications on the filtering proposal, have come in the middle of the problem going on between Google and China, involving the case of censorship free substance.
Lucinda Barlow of Google Australia called the jamming procedures of Australia and China apples and oranges, but said that her company is intensely worried about Australia's tender because of its obligatory and comprehensive character.
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