This is the bit that caught my eye: "more importantly, the filter will also censor websites that mention alcohol or smoking, “web forums” and
Information can be illegal, so pretend that it doesn't exist, hide all references to it regardless if it helps people or hinders them and the problem
goes away, GENIUS
Im an adult and i like to think i make my own choices.
Australia - dont let this stupid crap happen to you do.
EDIT: as ive said before on this topic, you should be opting IN for a block, not opting OUT
People have to be adults to live alone therefore any house has an adult in charge of the internet line, IF they have kids and want to block content
than it upto THEM to do it. Are we going to have a standard parental block on all TV unless you opt in for the gory/sexy/dangerous/drug reference
parts? Can you imagine the classic movie pulp fiction in such away, the movie would be about 7 minutes long
edit on 5-9-2013 by Biigs
because: (no reason given)
I worked in a government tafe around 2000. A college. A learning environment that caters to adults. It does have a component of younger people, but
generally it is considered an adult learning environment.
We had this come up around that time. It was ridiculous. And being at a government level, we were told to implement a white list. We attempted to use
a third party list of accepted websites that could be accessed from within the college.
Now, adult education. we ran hospitality courses.
Ohhhh it was hilarious the number of complaints we received when suddenly you couldn't look up BEER at tafe. Nope, thats on the list. And we had to
go through a process of requesting specific websites be removed from the list before it would be implemented. Not a very fast process. Pretty much
making it useless to do any research from the college if you were interested in the hospitality industry.
Or if you looked up breast cancer. Bam. Restricted. No tits.
Drug harm. Bam. Restricted.
Anything that adults use in any adult related context, who cares, some 16 year old might see a nipple.
More recently, in looking for information for a course I am doing, I was at a government organisation and using their laptops. I tried to look up
Alcohol and other drug related information, as I was asked to put together soem details of what work the courses may lead to.
Cant access the dirty naughty devious drug and alcohol websites, because silly me might means "How can I get so wasted man, I'm really looking to
get high dude.." with "alcohol drug course employability" related searches.
So yeah, every one who thinks this is a good idea, is just blatantly ignorant of the ramifications of the entire scheme. It *WILL* be you, dear user,
who can't access the silly thing on the internet because it fits the criteria. It will be you, dear user, who wrings his hands in the air at the
stupidity of it all. And it will be you, dear user, who wonders where all these restrictions came from... it was after all, only to stop the kiddies
from accessing boobs.
"I don't want my kids on german porn sites, so this internet filter is brilliant. Hey why can't I get to this embroidery website about studs?"