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sweepa posted a topic in General Off Topic DiscussionsWell as if it wasn't bad enough that the Abbott Government has pretty much destroyed the NBN (http://goo.gl/9VBFjS), It now looks as though the Abbott government is going to back-flip on yet another election promise and start censoring the internet as well as bringing in a 3 strikes rule for file sharing. http://delimiter.com.au/2014/05/05/zero-consultation-anti-piracy-proposals-already-cabinet/ While No doubt this is in part to appease uncle Rupert as many have suggested it is also part of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement that Abbott is so keen to sign. Anyway, back to the point. It looks like we may wind up having our internet censored in the coming months. There is a petition against it set up by the Australian Pirate Party (http://delimiter.com.au/2014/05/06/pirate-party-launches-anti-brandis-piracy-petition/ or https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/stop-blaming-consumers-for-the-outdated-business-models-of-the-media-industry), but I don't know how much of an effect it will have. It really seems to depend on weather Labor will support it because they also support censorship or weather they'll move to block it out of spite to get back at the coalition. Either way it's probably a good time to start looking into getting yourself a VPN http://lifehacker.com/5935863/five-best-vpn-service-providers http://torrentfreak.com/which-vpn-services-take-your-anonymity-seriously-2014-edition-140315/ P.S. Also worth mentioning here is the proposed senate reforms being put forth to basically try and get rid of small micro parties such as the Australain Sex Party, The Pirate Party, LDP, Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party etc etc, that would oppose such policies. http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/parties-agree-to-senate-vote-reform/story-e6frfku9-1226911273831