Monthly Archives: October 2008

Censoring the censorship debate in Australia

The introduction of an R18+ rating for computer games has been delayed indefinitely after South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson withdrew his support for a discussion paper and public consultation process. Mr Atkinson has refused to allow the release of the … Continue reading

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Australian Net filters may block porn and gambling sites

Family First Senator Steve Fielding wants hardcore pornography and fetish material blocked under the Government’s plans to filter the internet, sparking renewed fears the censorship could be expanded well beyond “illegal material”… read more | digg story

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Aussie govt: Don’t criticize our (terrible) ‘Net filters

Stephen Conroy, Australia’s Minister For Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, gets called to task by an Australian newspaper for ignoring bad results from Internet filtering field tests and for attempting to stifle his critics. read more | digg story

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How government tried to gag web censor critics

The Federal Government is attempting to silence critics of its controversial plan to censor the internet, which experts say will break the internet while doing little to stop people from accessing illegal material such as child pornography. read more | … Continue reading

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Construction and clouds

It seems Tokyo is constantly under construction. Walking around the streets you would be hard pressed to not to see a construction site. Here is concrete being pumped up into new building, with a nice backdrop of clouds. Apparently in … Continue reading

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A world of coloured vests, changing with the seasons

It is interesting to see these rows of vests in different colours had appeared in the UNIQLO UT store in Harajuku, Tokyo. But everything in Japan seems to be seasonal. Soon there will probably be rows of coloured winter jackets … Continue reading

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