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Sweep
11-03-2010, 01:04 PM
This one snuck under the radar for me and I thought I was reasonably up on what's happening.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/3434754/New-Zealands-internet-filter-goes-live

Cato
11-03-2010, 01:29 PM
WOW. Bummer.

Gobe1
11-03-2010, 01:52 PM
what ever you do dont type bomb recipes, how to fly a plane without landing, etc

EDIT: remember it is there to protect us.....

R2x1
11-03-2010, 02:09 PM
It is good to block some things; first off, we should block all government traffic - both ways

qazwsxokmijn
11-03-2010, 03:49 PM
From what I heard it's just there to block child porn.....I don't have a problem with that?

Sweep
11-03-2010, 03:55 PM
From what I heard it's just there to block child porn.....I don't have a problem with that?

Agreed that child porn should be blocked.

Then the powers that be might decide that PressF1 is not as innocuos as we think it is.

Goodbye Forum.

Gobe1
11-03-2010, 04:04 PM
From what I heard it's just there to block child porn

For now

CYaBro
11-03-2010, 04:33 PM
They should set it to block all ads :D

shermo
11-03-2010, 04:44 PM
The thing which sickens me is that they don't follow up the people who host/make these websites. If you know enough to block it, I'm sure you can track it down.

Let's just adopt a 'lalala we can't hear you!' attitude then the problem will go away. Or at least we can pretend it has.

Dannz
11-03-2010, 04:59 PM
(Authorised by Chilling_Silence)

I'm doing a podcast on this topic tonight, would anyone be interested in recording a short (2-3 minute - or 1 minute, whatever you like!) audio comment on their opinions of the internet filtering.

Skype or phone calls are an option (so is recording it yourself)

You can find the podcast at http://lazygeek.tv/tlgs

Cheers
Dan

Terry Porritt
11-03-2010, 05:05 PM
Who knows how it will progress, NZ today.... China tomorrow :rolleyes:

Speedy Gonzales
11-03-2010, 05:08 PM
Dont really care. I'm usually in IRC, here, or on news / PC sites. Thats about it

robbyp
11-03-2010, 05:26 PM
Apparently only 2 ISPs are using it. The problem with any system like that, is that a legitimate site may get blocked eventually, and then it is the legitimate users that end up being disadvantaged.

Twelvevolts
11-03-2010, 08:54 PM
How would they stop you using a VPN to a proxy? I don't see how it could possibly work.

Blam
11-03-2010, 09:08 PM
How would they stop you using a VPN to a proxy? I don't see how it could possibly work.

They can't. Wherever there are things put in place to stop something, there will be work arounds. But it'll block the majority of users from accessing "child porn" and etc.

mikebartnz
11-03-2010, 10:23 PM
Agreed that child porn should be blocked.

Then the powers that be might decide that PressF1 is not as innocuos as we think it is.

Goodbye Forum.
That is the problem. They had a few problems in Aussie with legitimate sites getting blocked.

Sweep
11-03-2010, 10:32 PM
That is the problem. They had a few problems in Aussie with legitimate sites getting blocked.

My point exactly.

In Chat there are a number of discussions that may offend when you look for keywords.

Agent_24
11-03-2010, 11:24 PM
What a load of crap, all it does is allow for the abuse of the filter, when people decide to block things that don't deserve to be blocked (and who decides what is bad and what isn't) And you can be damn well guaranteed this will happen, of course.

That and the fact that it WON'T WORK.

If someone wants to share illegal pornographic material they can quite happily do it using an encrypted darknet program or whatever.

And guess what - because of the filtering that option will now be more popular, making these kind of people harder to track down!

CONGRATULATIONS WHOEVER IMPLEMENTED THIS, YOU'RE A F**KING IDIOT!!

R2x1
11-03-2010, 11:28 PM
They have done such a good job of informing us as to what they have decided is proper for us, it is quite certain they will be equally good at telling us whatever else becomes unsuitable for viewing. (Unless we don't need to know.)

The whole process is so transparent and run by such well known and liked pillars of society that we need not trouble ourselves any further, the country's in the very best of hands.

Sweep
11-03-2010, 11:35 PM
I could have a load of porn or whatever and put the lot on a site or allow remote access to my pc.

The material could be encrypted fiirst and in a zip file with a password.

By the time anyone sorted it I think I'd be dead and therefore somewhat uninterested.