links for 2010-05-12

  • As Prime Minister Kevin Rudd attempts to fend off a slump in the Labor’s approval rating, evidence is mounting that one of its key initiatives – mandatory internet filtering – may not prove as popular with voters as the government had hoped.
  • Censorship of the web is a growing problem around the world. According to the independent Open Net Initiative, the number of governments that censor has grown from about four in 2002 to over 40 today…
  • “Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has been appointed to a United Nations taskforce aimed at speeding the roll-out of high-speed broadband networks around the world.” Just hope he doesn’t also try to convince them to also install mandatory internet filters of the broadband.
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