Google and Yahoo raise doubts over planned Australian net filters
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 17/02/2010 16:49
Google and Yahoo have joined two Australian organisations calling for a "rethink" of the country's controversial internet filter plans.
The Australian government has announced proposals to introduce a mandatory filter which would block all RC (Refused Classification) content.
The groups argue that the subjects covered by RC material are too wide-ranging for a blanket ban.
They also warn that the filter will not "effectively protect children".