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Internet monitoring


From the FT an article on the Orwellian world of internet monitoring and censorship and freedom restriction as seen in China and Iran amongst others. But let us not forget that Western governments could deploy similar technology as well. Note that the technology is present in our own networks to enable police and security services to monitor ‘wrongdoers’.

We could yet see the NZ version of the Great Firewall of China.

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  1. 30/06/2009 23:41

    Do you realise that the Department of Internal Affairs has already been testing internet filtering in conjunction with a number of ISPs including Ihug, Maxnet and TelstraClear? They are currently aiming it at stopped child pornography but the basic technology could be used for any other sort of content.

    The trial was successful and is now over. The Department is now planning to introduce the scheme (but ISP participation will be voluntary for now) and has budgeted $150k this year to purchase the necessary software.

    You can read more about it at my website including: and


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