84 million dollars would be a nice bonus for anyone – but it seems the government has wasted that amount of funds (again?). Reports are coming in now about the recently released ‘free net filter’ made available to Australian families.
The SMH reports that Tom, a Year 10 student, took about 30 minutes to break through the government’s new filter, released last Tuesday. He can deactivate the filter after several clicks, while making sure the software’s toolbar icon is not deleted. This way his parents would believe that the filter is still working.
Meanwhile another SMH report tells us that staff in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet have been editing Wikipedia to remove details that might be damaging to the Government.