Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

Australia delays controversial web-filtering

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Hopefully, they’ll delay web-filtering permanently … or there goes the openness and freedom of the internet.

The Australian government is delaying the implementation of controversial web-filtering to conduct an independent review of websites that are due to be blocked the BBC has reported.

The filter is part of a long-standing plan by the Australian government to block the countries access to dangerous and inappropriate web content, but it has come under repeated attack from Internet and privacy activists who claim that it is a breach of people’s civil liberties and human rights.