Saturday, August 25, 2007


With great fanfare, the Australian government has launched a very expensive program "to clean up Internet porn, in an effort to woo Christian voters." The results to date have been mixed, to say the least. Herald-Sun (08.25.07):
"A Melbourne schoolboy has cracked the Federal Government's new $84 million internet porn filter in minutes.

Tom Wood, 16, said it took him just over 30 minutes to bypass the Government's filter, released on Tuesday."

Student cracks $84m porn filter

"His technique ensures the software's toolbar icon is not deleted, leaving parents under the impression the filter is still working."

After this article hit the stands, the Australian Government "added an Australian designed filter, Integard, to the website yesterday, which Tom cracked within 40 minutes."



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