ACMA blacklist leaked

conroypixel1The ACMA, our national embarrassment, just can’t keep out of the news. In the agency’s latest act of incompetence, they have allowed a leak of their blacklist which will soon hit the Internet. Asher Moses has an excellent article in the Sydney Morning Herald, but here’s my highlight:

 
 

University of Sydney associate professor Bjorn Landfeldt said the leaked list “constitutes a condensed encyclopedia of depravity and potentially very dangerous material”.

He said the leaked list would become “the concerned parent’s worst nightmare” as curious children would inevitably seek it out.

But about half of the sites on the list are not related to child porn and include a slew of online poker sites, YouTube links, regular gay and straight porn sites, Wikipedia entries, euthanasia sites, websites of fringe religions such as satanic sites, fetish sites, Christian sites, the website of a tour operator and even a Queensland dentist.

“It seems to me as if just about anything can potentially get on the list,” Landfelt said.

Anything can get on the list? What a surprise!

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