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  • Updated: Coalition plans to filter Internet

    The Coalition last night announced that it would have an opt-out Internet filter policy, but quickly backtracked, saying that users will have the option to opt-in to use the filter.

    Written by Byron Connolly05 Sept. 13 19:40
  • Mandatory ISP filter still on the agenda: Gillard

    The Federal Government’s mandatory internet service provider (ISP) level filter is still on the agenda, according to the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.

    Written by Tim Lohman07 Jan. 11 10:34
  • Internode, iiNet, VHA won't filter for now

    National broadband provider Internode this afternoon stated that -- unlike Telstra, Optus and Primus -- it would not voluntarily filter its customers' internet for websites that are known to contain child pornography and child abuse material, while iiNet said it would wait to see the detail in the proposal and VHA is awaiting a code for the mobile industry.

    Written by Renai LeMay12 July 10 15:39
  • Internet filter delayed for a year (updated)

    Communications Minister Stephen Conroy this morning announced a number of wide-ranging modifications to the Government's controversial mandatory internet filtering policy, including a delay of at least a year to the project while the state and Federal governments review the Refused Classification category of content which the filter would block.

    Written by Renai LeMay09 July 10 11:32
  • Australian parliament Web site attacked

    The Australian Parliament's Web site was hit by an apparent denial-of-service attack Wednesday, two days after the hacking group Anonymous threatened attacks over the government's plan to filter Web content.

    Written by Grant Gross11 Feb. 10 05:32
Features about internet filtering
  • Bing filters out sensitive results for Chinese searches

    Microsoft's Bing search engine filters out some sensitive results from searches made in simplified Chinese, the script used to write the language in China, searches revealed Thursday.

    Written by Owen Fletcher25 June 09 20:30
  • China's porn filter blocks Falun Gong sites

    Internet filtering software that China plans to distribute nationwide blocks content related to a spiritual movement banned in China, despite government claims that the software targets only porn.

    Written by Owen Fletcher12 June 09 16:54