Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Mar 2010 15:30 UTC
Internet & Networking New Zealand's internet filtering system went live last month - but the government forgot to mention this to its electorate until its hand was forced by online freedom campaign, Tech Liberty. Thomas Beagle, a spokesman for the group, said he was "very disappointed that the filter is now running" and that its launch had been conducted in such a "stealthy mode". He added: "It's a sad day for the New Zealand internet." It's sad indeed, that things like this are possible in modern democracies.
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A pathetic excuse
by twitterfire on Sat 13th Mar 2010 12:24 UTC
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Child porn and piracy is just a pathetic excuse to enforce Internet Filtering. The real reason behind this is that they want to control what you do and don't, what you can see, form your opinions, allow you to share your opinions or not, leave you without privacy. New Zealand and Australia are just small test to see the populace's reaction. We will see Internet Filtering in more and more countries. It's not Conspiracy Theory, it's the truth: New World Order is coming.

Anonymity networks like Tor Network and use of cryptography begin to matter more and more these days.

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