Kiwis Launch Digital Child Exploitation Filtering SystemAdded: Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
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The first Internet Service Providers of New Zealand that have voluntarily started to filter the Internet according to the government’s Digital Child Exploitation Filtering System, are Maxnet and Watchdog.
As you can see, DIA (the government’s Department of Internal Affairs of New Zealand) has already succeeded in pushing live its Digital Child Exploitation Filtering System. The core of the system is working in cooperation with the ISPs of the country and focusing only on those websites that offer clear pictures of child porn.
Of course, all Kiwis speak against child sexual abuse, but some critics underline that this filter is not able to do much for stopping determined criminals. They also fear that the list will not be maintained duly. Tech Liberty, a group based in New Zealand, striving to defend civil liberties in our age of digital information, were quite surprised to know that the filter was already implemented and being used. They said that each time they had send to DIA an Official Information Act request, the answer had been the same: “not yet”. After learning the real situation, they also have received a new answer from the Department saying that the filter is already in use and both Maxnet and Watchdog are already running it, the first one from the end of February, and the second from the beginning.
The bad thing is that none of those Internet Service Providers still hasn’t informed their customers about their traffic being redirected to a government server. And we guess we know the stem of the problem – the Department of Internal Affairs actually has not even been charged with effecting the Internet filtering in the first place. Tech Liberty points out that DIA has no right to implement the filter, as the appropriate laws haven’t been passed in Parliament due to the normal democratic process, so the whole action is yet illegal.
The group also believes that the action is contradicting to New Zealand Bill of Rights, since DIA need a warrant for intercepting or routing all Internet traffic.
The next trouble is a refusal of DIA to publish its blacklist, although 1993 The Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act reads that all censorship decisions has to be made public each month. The last but not the least (we’d say – the biggest) problem is that’s it very easy to circumvent the filter by simply switching to encrypted traffic.
March 17th, 2010Posted by:
Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
|thanks sam... first comment !!!|
|Thx SAM. Illegal yet implemented? No true pirate would ever condone child pornography. I'd turn your pedophile-ass in, so you can go to the "Big House",and then someone can have your butt-cherry. Bon' apetite, bitches!|
|posted by (2010-03-17 21:12:39)|
|I think this kind of filter is great if it does in fact stop the flow of information regarding child pornography, but there is so many faults in the system. The most glaring is the "upkeep" of this magic list of ISP's that are banned. |
Each and every day new sites displaying this depraved material are implimented, and unless the NZ government has written a bot code that constantly crawls the internet looking for this hideous material, and then updates the list of IP's and then onsends them to all the NZ ISP's so that they can block them, then the job won't get done. This is about as hopeful as saying my previously written absurdly long sentence in one breath. You will try for a while, and then give up.
And what of the smart peadophiles? And there are a lot of them out there! They will just use ftp servers which basically allows file access from person to person. It's like extra torrent for perverts but without bit torrents and done outside the World Wide Web. ISP's cannot monitor that because its simply a file transfer protocol (thus ftp). You can call the file "Christmas 2009" and your ISP won't know what it is.
I'm no tech head (or a criminal) and I have already thought of ways to circumvent this system. By the time these depraved beings get on chat rooms and talk about how to get the files they want, the NZ government will only be catching the fools anyway.
And as SaM said, just encrypt your traffic. Most of us do that now with our torrents so why wouldn't peadophiles do it with theirs?
Thanks for the article SaM.
|this is a good thing as anyone that harms,posts a child etc etc should rot..people i did post a forum with advice and videos how to protect children|
|peadophile yes, have to be stoped by any means..these monsters, filthy vermins,,but,,by doin what they did in NZ, they will not be able to stop nothing,,they only target us, inocent file-sharers..sad...|
i love what phoenix-crash said..well said bro
|posted by (2010-03-17 23:01:20)|
|I know a few Kiwi's and they have always condemned this type of behavior so this is of no surprise to me as I alone condemn such filth.|
|Pedophiles should just be satisfied with watching Loli-Hentai I upload and be done with it. :)|
|posted by (2010-03-18 03:38:50)|
|great read sam...|
|Stinks you can only ban someone from site for 5 days whats up with that. Back to topic if you can stop something like this without affecting my rights I'm for whatever. It's not a total waste but just so easy to skirt. On the fence ISP's should inform customers but in this case... Thanks as always SaM for the article it would seem the entire world is filter crazy at the moment.|
|Thanks for the article.|
|DEATH FOR CHILD MOLESTERS.|
|yes,bro ..death to pedophiles will be a good thing,unless we can reform them..:(|
|posted by (2010-03-21 07:33:32)|
|Cut the balls and sack off leave a hole for peeing.||
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