Help Has Arrived For Australians Worried About 'Spams & Scams' Coming Through The Portal

from the filter-this dept

We recently wrote about how Australian Minister for Broadband, Stephen Conroy, lover of government censorship and surveillance over the internet, had his "series of tubes" moment when he declared that 20,000 people were "getting infected by these spams, or scams, that come through, the portal." Not one to miss out on an opportunity, it appears that an Australian consumer electronics firm, Kogan, has decided to help out Conroy and all those other "victims." Reader cofiem points us to a new product listing specifically for making Australians safe from "spams and scams that come through the portal":
See, Conroy? No regulations needed... Maybe you can work out a deal with some of those charities sourcing mosquito nets...

Update: As pointed out in the comments, they've also put together this fantastic video commercial for it:

Filed Under: spams and scams, stephen conroy

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    nasch (profile), 23 Jun 2010 @ 8:33pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Unexplored Issues

    You demonstrate my point that there is a place for regulation so that you did not have to pay protection money for a commercial product.

    Yes, but I think we're talking about the internet. I don't think any such program is going to work there.

    Junk mail is not outside the scope of this discussion, since the discussion concerns preventing unwanted intrusions.

    The original post is specifically about internet concerns. You've raised other questions, but I just don't think they're particularly relevant.

    The video clearly demonstrates that throwing a physical object, such as a can of spam easily bounces off the Kogan Protector. Why not place it on your mail box?

    You know that's a joke, right?

    Yes, there will always be situations were government will not be able to solve an "intrusion" problem.

    I agree. In fact, I haven't ever heard of a government solving any of these problems on the internet. Phone calls, yes. Physical mail - I've never heard of one even trying. Internet, no. The CAN-SPAM act, for example, definitely did not stop the spam. If anything, it made it clear what companies need to do to keep spamming legally.

    In fact your ability to view a lot of stuff on the internet is dependent on accepting the advertising being thrown at yet you.

    Not in my experience. It's pretty unusual that I have to have ads on my screen to get the content I want. Or at least they aren't ads I notice.

    In fact there are even programs that can disable some advertising.

    Yeah, and they're free. ;-)

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