No no no, it's PEOPLE that are the PROBLEM. Why not use multi-million dollar machines to replace the passangers? Robots can much more safely attend to our business trips, holiday snaps, weddings and funerals.
Also my iPhone happened to snap Person A's nose zit in a crowd shot at the world cup last year, and what sounds like a racist rant from when he bum-dialed me during his play reshearsal back in '07. Just sayin'.
When we're clicking on an OK / AGREE / NEXT button, please understand that we're just trying to get on to your software or website.
We aren't PROMISING you anything or WAIVING any rights or in ANY WAY caring to spead time reading whatever verbose legal ass-covering paranoid mumbo jumbo you felt the need to assert in preparation for that day when your empire begins to crumble.
I'm Australian. This article doesn't match my understanding of the issue in Australia.
1. We aren't being told that it's to address "child expliotation".
2. Those other 2/3 on the blacklist reportedly contain other "abhorent illegal material". For example, the famed Queensland dentistry site was identified as being used as a backdoor by the Russian mafia.
3. This is a trial only. There are significant technical difficulties including performance degradation. The trial involves only a few small ISPs who volenteered. Customers can opt-in to additional "adult filtering".
4. The government haven't provided the details they ought to have.
- The blacklist is being kept confidential since it is considered a shortcut for criminals.
- Internet users can protect themselves and their family with "nanny" software.
- Some ISP's offer "adult filtering" as a service.
- Manditory blocking is already in place.
This isn't common knowledge.
People hear a soundbyte or read an evocative headline and react before doing their homework. There is little informed debate.
This may go to a reformendum. I certainly hope the public are better informed if it does.