Looks like China won’t be the only place with a Great Firewall in place–The Australian government is introducing its own censorship regime that will determine what is or isn’t illegal for you to view on the web. The move is said to help stop teenagers from accessing online pornography, but even if you opt-out of the pr0n filter, you’ll get put on a different blacklist for “illegal” content.
So what could be considered illegal content? There’s the possibility that the government will block any website related to controversial opinions on euthanasia, drugs or political dissent. Even legal content might get screwed with, considering even the best Internet content filters still incorrectly firewall about .1% of webpages. Who knew the land of bloomin’ onions and Crocodile Dundee was teetering on the brink of Big Brother-ness? [Boing Boing]