GOOGLED: net neutrality (AND; Some of the links pasted below)
Friday 12, 2010 – The group, Anonymous, blocked the main government website www.australia.gov.au and www.aph.gov.au, the Australian parliament’s homepage, for a second day running in protest over controversial plans to filter the internet.
Codenamed “Operation: Titstorm”, the hacking campaign involves hundreds of people from around the world and used a technique called Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) to jam web traffic, one of the protesters said.
The main-stream media (TV) – is not reporting on this much (Or, I have stopped watching), and so, .. ANY good ‘Internet-Search’ reveals a wealth of information on these topics). – I hope to follow up soon on this topic, from the technical angle, without the political-hype, lies, and deception provided by bias reporters, and hence provide my-own biased opinion.
AND – Google; Operation Tits storm
In the closing minutes, moot’s purpose for speaking became clear: he insisted that anonymity is a good thing, yet we’re all giving it up voluntarily. He wasn’t talking about the NSA or tech policy or anything like that. Rather, he said sites like 4chan may go the way of the dinosaur because people are choosing to join social networking sites and persistent identity services. One of the ‘Net’s greatest strengths is disappearing as a result, but moot claimed that sites like 4chan show that a lot of good can come of anonymity, too. He seemed puzzled as to why everyone wants their identity tied to so much of what they say and do online. Do people hold back? Do they censor themselves? The power of being able to say or post whatever you want is undeniably strong, but moot didn’t speak to the dangers of anonymity.
FINALLY; – (I found these two comments – to be accurate and insightful ~ From URL; http://www.news.com.au/technology/anonymous-hackers-threaten-to-shut-down-australian-government-websites-for-months/story-e6frfro0-1225829536342
daniel marsh Posted at 4:41 PM February 12, 2010
Why do people keep saying it’s a child porn filter?? Conroy wants to censor sites like youtube for goodness sakes. it’s about banning anything and everything he doesn’t like not just child porn.
GE of Canberra Posted at 4:23 PM February 12, 2010
This just demonstrates how underprepared the government is to make sweeping changes to internet access. I predicted cyber attacks in response to the filter months ago, I can’t believe the government are so naive, and to now see them flailing around helpless against simple DDOS attacks is pathetic. This internet filter issue is waking a sleeping giant, DDOS is surely just the tip of the iceberg. The underground community have more resources and are more organised than what people give them credit for. How can they seriously complain about these attacks not being a legitimate form of political protest, when they are pushing this filter ahead without any public consultation in the first place? What goes around comes around.