au: Conroy wades into child porn net flood

Broadband Minister Stephen Conroy faces an uphill struggle in his plans to increase internet censorship by boosting the official blacklist from a puny 1000 web pages to many millions of banned websites.Industry commentators say the task may be beyond the capabilities of filtering mechanisms and procedures, and it would be impossible to block all such material.Senator Conroy will seek to halt access to child pornography, X-rated and violent material for all home users through mandatory filtering by internet service providers.
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http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,,23019670-7582,00.htmlau: Net porn filter plan needs facelift
The controversial internet filtering scheme proposed by the federal Government requires a drastic upgrade as it currently would only block a tiny proportion of pornographic websites.In its current form the scheme would block only about 1000 websites containing child and extreme pornography.Industry estimates of child pornography sites range from 100,000 to above 30 million.
http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,23021650-15306,00.htmlFilters needed to battle child porn by Bernadette McMenamin
It is beyond belief that some representatives of the Australian internet service provider industry are reluctant to install filters that would prevent access to child pornography.Child pornography is one of the fastest growing online businesses generating approximately $US3 billion each year, says Child Wise CEO Bernadette McMenaminSurely any decent person would do all they can to protect children. However there exists a small but vocal group in Australia which is opposed to the federal Government’s proposal to introduce mandatory ISP filtering to block child pornography and other illegal content.
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