Australian Gov. To Force Internet Users To Install State Software

Praise Mao!

Infowars reports that you are too dumb to have uncontrolled internets:

The Australian government is set to intensify its war against Internet freedom by forcing web users to install state-approved anti-virus software. If they fail to do so, they will be denied an Internet connection, or if their computer is later infected, the user’s connection will be terminated.

“AUSTRALIANS would be forced to install anti-virus and firewall software on their computers before being allowed to connect to the internet under a new plan to fight cyber crime. And if their computer did get infected, internet service providers like Telstra and Optus could cut off their connection until the problem was resolved,” reports News.com.au.

A 260-page report released by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications outlines a plan to mandate Internet users to install government-approved software before their Internet connection can be activated.

All to keep us safe from ourselves of course.

We are like children out in the playground, far too dumb to be left unattended.  We might download a virus, or worse, visit anti-government websites or news articles that condemn bad government behavior.

This is unacceptable.

Thus, the nannies have set about laying the ground work for a control system that’s even worse than Chinese net censorship.  China doesn’t even force its users to install approved software; they simply block sites at root.  This new system of forcing software is to be installed on top of the already existing Chinese style net censorship they have.

To Australians, the internet is a place to be feared, much like the wild west.  Without proper nannying by people smarter than yourselves, you might get into trouble.