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Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Internet |

Australia finally abandoned the idea of creating a national firewall

Australia finally abandoned the idea of creating a national firewall

(CC) Corey Leopold

A few years ago announced plans to build a giant around the island to block access to websites with pornographic content and illegal for all residents of the country.

This is after a strong campaign by the ISP of the island, who argued that he could not be effective because the present system had numerous false positives and a high cost (U.S. $125.8 million) would also caused a drop in Internet speed for all connections on the island.

Finally, the Australian government abandoned the idea and simply use the Interpol list of ” Worst of “, which is a list of websites containing that is locked within Australia.

“Block sites from the list of Interpol ‘Worst of’ protect children from abuse, meets the expectations of the community and the commitment of the government to prevent Internet users from Australia to access child pornography material” said Telecommunications Minister Stephen Conroy. “Given this, the government needs to continue with its plan of a mandatory filter”.

In fact, ISPs in Australia took over a year blocking the sites from the list of Interpol without false positives or cause a decline in the speed of navigation within the island.

Link: Australia comes to its senses, Internet filtering regime abandons (Ars Technica)

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