Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




178 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 7


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?

Create new topic
4095 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 41

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 306416 11-Mar-2010 22:01
Send private message
BDFL - Memuneh
58079 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 9629

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  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.





Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

VMware NSX Meets Stringent Government Security Standards with Common Criteria Certification
Posted 22-Jun-2017 19:05


Brother launches next-generation colour laser printers and all-in- ones for business
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:56


Intel and IOC announce partnership
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:50


Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Best Android tablet
Posted 21-Jun-2017 12:05


Wellington-based company helping secure Microsoft browsers
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:51


Endace delivers high performance with new 1/10/40 Gbps packet capture card
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:50


You can now integrate SMX security into Microsoft Office 365, Google and other cloud email platforms
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:47


Ravensdown launches new decision-making tool HawkEye
Posted 19-Jun-2017 15:38


Spark planning to take on direct management of all consumer stores
Posted 19-Jun-2017 10:03


Qrious acquires Ubiquity
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:21


Spark New Zealand prepares for 5G with Nokia
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:16


 The future-proof  10.5-inch iPad Pro
Posted 13-Jun-2017 18:16


Mandatory data breach reporting in Australia
Posted 13-Jun-2017 11:30


Review: Sony MDR-1000X noise-cancelling headphones
Posted 12-Jun-2017 08:08


Kinetics Crowned Microsoft NZ Partner of the Year
Posted 9-Jun-2017 09:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.