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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    Steve R. (profile), 23 Jun 2010 @ 5:32am

    Unexplored Issues

    Mike's comment "See, Conroy? No regulations needed... " raises a pro-regulation concept that tends to be overlooked. While this is a humorous spoof, it still raises the issue of why should we have to BUY a product to protect ourselves?

    If companies/individuals are not ethical enough to control their avarice and the product clearly appears phony, regulatory action would then be justified. We pay taxes for a reason. Under the mantra of "less regulation" why should we be "forced" to pay a protection tax to a company (your local mob affiliate) for protection.

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