The internet filter is a giant funnel

The internet filter is a giant funnel

Summary: With apologies to John Clarke and Bryan Dawe, ZDNet.com.au's Ratbags team has put together its own interpretation of the Federal Government's internet filtering initiative.

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With apologies to John Clarke and Bryan Dawe, ZDNet.com.au has put together our own interpretation of the Federal Government's internet filtering initiative.

At the core of the project, we hear, is a giant funnel. A funnel that will filter the internet.

Ratbags is ZDNet.com.au's light-hearted look at the Australian technology scene. Previously, we've Bing'd Google, investigated reports that the internet was going to run out of space, chased Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer all around Sydney, set fire to and microwaved a bunch of hard disks and asked people what they think of Windows 7 — or was it KDE4? We've even interviewed Fake Stephen Conroy in a hidden location.

Topics: Censorship, Government AU, Security, Telcos

Liam Tung

About Liam Tung

Liam Tung is an Australian business technology journalist living a few too many Swedish miles north of Stockholm for his liking. He gained a bachelors degree in economics and arts (cultural studies) at Sydney's Macquarie University, but hacked (without Norse or malicious code for that matter) his way into a career as an enterprise tech, security and telecommunications journalist with ZDNet Australia. These days Liam is a full time freelance technology journalist who writes for several publications.

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  • Jim

    Nice effort chaps. Adds some character to the site.
    anonymous
  • Minister LeMay

    "obviously the balances are written on the cheques."

    i agree with Jim, good effort!
    anonymous
  • So that's what it's about

    At last we have an outline of the background to learn what a "filter" really means.

    And there we were, just thinking that too much political control is never enough.

    More, please!
    anonymous
  • Gold!

    Pure Win!!
    anonymous