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Submission + - Filter advocates need to check their facts

apathy maybe writes: "Mark Newton has an opinion piece on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation website on the proposed ISP level, Internet filter plan for Australia.

In my observation, it's obvious that the debate has polarised into two camps. One of them is largely populated by people who know what they're talking about and who mostly oppose the ALP's censorship plan;

Entitled Filter advocates need to check their facts, he goes on to describe some of the factual errors by the proponents, including Senator Conroy (who says that Sweden, the UK, Canada and New Zealand all have similar systems already in place)."


Submission + - Microsoft offer to buy Yahoo!->

apathy maybe writes: "According to the the BBC Microsoft wants to purchase Yahoo for 44.6 billion dollars. "The offer, contained in a letter to Yahoo's board, is 62% above Yahoo's closing share price on Thursday."
The article goes on to discuss Yahoo!'s financial state, and suggests competition with Google as the reason for the buy out offer."

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