It’s no secret that Giz isn’t a fan of the government’s filter. Though Telstra has now adopted a more moderate voluntary framework (and Optus soon will), other ISPs like Internode and iiNet call it “security theatre” bypassed with basic DNS tweaks. The latest filter news: NBN Co has confirmed it won’t be filtering–that will remain in the hands of ISPs.
A spokesperson told Gizmodo that “NBN Co is offering a Layer 2 open-access wholesale network. Internet filtering would need to occur at the IP layer by internet service providers operating over the NBN.”
So that’s one extra layer of filtering we no longer need to be concerned about, and for the moment, ISPs will continue to implement the filter should they choose. [Delimiter]