Title

Freegate: A defence against the pending censorship of Australia?

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

University of Plymouth

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Security Science / Centre for Security Research

RAS ID

9316

Comments

Originally published as: Bolan, C., & Hannay, P. (2009). Freegate: A Defence against the Pending Censorship of Australia?. In HAISA (pp. 133-140). Original article available here

Abstract

The commencement of a trial of Internet Service Provider (ISP) level content filtering as a precursor to nation-wide mandatory content filters in Australia has generated a large amount of publicity. Despite remaining low on details, figures released show that the laboratory testing of the filtering solutions caused significant slow-down in Internet speeds as well as the unintentional censorship of allowable content. This paper investigates the currently available information on the trials and provides evidence that a freely available privacy tool such as Freegate could be used to bypass all of the likely filtering methods.

 
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