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Topic # 58434 11-Mar-2010 21:59 Send private message

Story here.

I wasn't sure under which ISP sub-forum I should post this, so I chose the ISP I use.

It looks like the Department of Internal Affairs has been planning a national firewall for some time. Despite claims to the contrary, very little media attention has been given to this rather frightening project. Thankfully, unlike our unlucky Australian brethren, our firewall is voluntary (for now). Unfortunately, Vodafone, Telecom and Telstraclear all seem incredibly eager to jump on board.

I have a fundamental problem with censorship; especially as it pertains to the internet. Even worse, there will be no oversight into what material or websites get blacklisted. As is all too common with censorship throughout history, it takes a very short space of time for the scope of what's deemed "inappropriate" to increase. It always starts with "think of the children".

I wanted to gauge everyone's opinion. How do you feel about such a firewall? What are the implications for Kiwis? Do you feel the lack of oversight is a problem? Is Vodafone doing the right thing by backing it?

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  Reply # 306430 11-Mar-2010 23:10 Send private message

As mentioned this is already being discussed - actually the other discussion started back n July 2009, but only now the public is aware of this... A shame really that more people don't look into things that will affect them for the rest of their lifes.





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