Just got a tweet from the KevinRuddPM on twitter...
Thanks for the ISP Filtering comments. We’re waiting for tech evidence from a live trial but we’ll have more info online soon. #KevinPM Team ... 12 minutes ago from webNow I do respect Kevin from his evidence based approach, but I can't really see how this will generate useful results coz:
- If the blacklist ain't published and it doesn't tell you a site is blocked, but the site just doesn't appear, how do users know and report wrongly blocked sites?
- If users bypass the filter with a VPN, encryption, proxies or whatever, how will you know they are doing that?
- Ironically, during the trial, people are likely to attempt to get blocked just to see what happens which means just like the failed 2am lockout, the stats will be useless
- Google Search is the default gateway for Australians, by default moderate safe search is on already
The internet being a wonderfully inherently chaotic mess, it's rather hard to measure. Besides it's almost summer and internet usage does change when the sun's out :)
Stop wasting your time and valuable political capital on bad policy..