ForumAdmin wrote:There is the same problem with mis-use of the internet as there is with mis-use of fire arms or automobiles.
In the hands of criminals a car, shot gun or an internet connection multiplies their dangerousness.
That isn't the issue.
The issue is whose responsibility is it to curb the mis-use of the internet.
The dumb as dogs*** comments and suggestions by the Labour Party/Senator Conroy are so ludicrous as to trivialise any discussion or, eventual, addressing of this very real problem.
For that sanctimonious piece of stupidity to be able to say this:
"If "you" (people who find his suggestions laughably ludicrous) want to support child pornography you will find that this government doesn't".
What incredibly insulting 'word twisting'; just how dishonest and morally bankrupt is that silly man?
It's esentially the same kind of argument Howard and Bush used to get us all into the Iraq war. The same kind of black/white argument those who would control others have used for centuries.
"If you are not with me, you must be against me" (or substitute "us" for "me").
I would love to see the feasibility study that was used to prove to the Gov that this would work.
Oh... right, there wasn't one. My bad.
This will not work in any case, whatever the real motives. Ask the Chinese.
It's simple a huge waste of resources, time and money that could be better used to deal with the problem and others.
I did some IT forensic work for the Police for a couple years (as an external consultant). I stopped because in two years, only one of the many offenders discovered was ever actually prosecuted. It's soul destroying. I once spent a week reconstructing an erased 250GB external HDD, and found a LOT of child pornography. The Police said there wasn't enough of a certain kind required to guarantee a conviction. He got away with it. And most of them know they will. I have seen some smug faces hand other their computers or drives, knowing that it doesn't matter what I found anyway. Many of these criminals know the law as well as a lawyer.
Whatever the motivations, at best, this will simply inconvenience the criminals a little. Mostly, it will be an invasion of innocent peoples privacy. And given the recent revelations of over 200 cases pending against CentreLink staff for abuse of privacy rules and regulations (and that's only the ones that were too serious a breach to ignore, slap on the wrist, or simply fire). I wouldn't trust any Gov or Business, unless they can absolutely prove otherwise, too keep my confidential information confidential. There have been so many cases over the past few years where people private information was allowed to be stolen, or abused in some way. That's what I'd rather the money was spent on!