Hackers put Telstra in filter bind

The voluntary internet filter for child abuse is facing a major setback, with Telstra wavering on the commitment it made to the scheme last July.At the time Telstra public policy director David Quilty said Telstra was happy to implement the filter in response to a call by Communications Minister Stephen Conroy.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/hackers-put-telstra-in-filter-bind/story-e6frgakx-1226081618113Also see:Australia Heads Down the Slippery Slope, Authorizes ISPs to Filter
Starting next month, the vast majority of Australia’s Internet users will find their access censored, following a decision by the country’s two largest providers–Telstra and Optus–as well as two smaller ISPs (itExtreme and Webshield), to voluntarily block more than 500 websites from view.The decision from the two ISPs comes after numerous failed attempts by the Australian government to set up a centralized filtering plan.

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