After huge protests, a backdown from the government and shedloads of wasted cash, Australia’s voluntary “rabbit proof fence” of censorship protection was rolled out today.
In a move claimed to “protect children” the Australian government initially wanted a filter which would sit on every ISP’s computer. It would filter out access to every website that the Australian government felt that people should not see.
After an outcry, it was decided to make the scheme voluntary with only the country’s main ISPs signing up to it…
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