Unwired and Australian Government Content Filtering Trial

Just got an email from Unwired asking if I’d like to voluntarily join a trial. A censorship trial. The wonderful “you can’t know what you aren’t allowed to see” form of “trust me” democracy embraced by our current government.

I first used Unwired for the time it took for Telstra to recover from screwing me when I moved (and bringing the DSL connection with me). I’ve kept the device around to enable on-the-road net connection on occasion and as a backup to my DSL line.

I’ll now look for an alternative backup internet solution.

No opt-out of filtered Internet

Computerworld – No opt-out of filtered Internet (via Chris)

EPIC FAIL. Looks like I’m going to have to reconsider which end of the ballot paper the ALP goes at (hint, it’s now towards the bottom).

Pay no attention to the criminals behind the curtain… we’re just going to let them do their thing and make sure it’s hard for you to see them.

With a false positive rate (incorrectly blocking something) of 10,000/1,000,000 (otherwise known as 1%) we’ll no doubt see things blocked that shouldn’t be.

What happened to my free country?