Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Filtering Anecdote

A telling anecdote encountered by an Australian IT magazine when they asked for official commentary on the idea of mandatory ISP-based filtering:
Communications Minister Helen Coonan's press secretary promptly responded to our query with a helpful email on the Government's role in the war against net nasties.

Only one hitch, as it turns out: "I just emailed you some comments, and it has been picked up by our filter because it mentions the word porn," an apologetic press secretary said in a phone message.

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