Has Telstra made 84,000 reasons to filter?

(ZDNet) Like bellbottoms, herpes and anything to do with the Kardashians, the spectre of internet filtering just never seems to go away; it lurks in the background for a time, then explodes back to the forefront just when we’d managed to forget about it and move on to other things. Forgetting about the filter has been […] […]

Internet filter on track for July 2011: Conroy

wood wedge.jpg(ARN) Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, claims the voluntary Internet filter is on track for implementation by Optus, Telstra and iPrimus this year and has denied any suggestion it's on the backburner. read more

Voluntary? Yes, for the ISP's. We'll have to wait and see if ISP's, Optus, Telstra and iPrimus give their customers the same choice, cough cough, seemingly removing Conroy from the firing line. Future Conroy comment prediction: "Ow dang pass the parcel ma — the decision to filter was made by the three largest ISP backbones, not poor old little me!"


Move over WW2 IBM: HP is in town.

(ZNet) Video source and article

(AustraliaMatters) Most of you are using a computer right now where your PRIVATE files that belong to you, are stored on the private computer that belongs to you — That is GOOD — That is NORMAL! On the other hand net nanny police state boss Stephen Conroy is on the "cloud" wagon promoting our private computer files be stored at GOVERNMENT kosher "data collection centers". Stalin and Hitler would be very very jealous of Stephen conman. We know for a fact that non-government IBM (whom cataloged WW2 prisoners) have a whole floor in a high rise building on the Gold Coast that "data collects" on citizens. Private NGO companies being allowed to spy and hold private files and thoughts is so very very wrong. These aren't new examples. Do you see what is being built up around us and supported by smiley faced bureaucrats? Now non-government HP and a 54x sized tennis court information collection and storage center in Sydney? Do you see where this is going?

related: EFF "The Evils of Cloud Computing"