Freegate: A defence against the pending censorship of Australia?
University of Plymouth
Computing, Health and Science
Computer and Security Science, Centre for Security Research
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.