ZDNet report that filtering of the Interpol blacklist has begun in Canberra:
Canberra-based internet service provider (ISP) CyberOne is believed to be the first in Australia to implement voluntary internet filtering against Interpol’s “worst-of-the-worst” blacklist of child exploitation material.
Filtering was turned on this morning for the ISP’s customers connected via the TransACT hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) cable network. CyberOne’s DSL and wireless customers are not yet filtered.
“We are very happy that we can do something to disrupt the activities of child pornographers,” said CyberOne founder Maciej Mikrut in a media release. Implementing the Interpol blacklist was “a great step forward”, he said.
According to Mikrut, it took “about 10 minutes” to install the filtering using the ContentKeeper Web (CK-Web) appliance from ContentKeeper Technologies, Australia’s largest provider of content-filtering technologies.