Australian ISPs ordered to keep quiet about Internet filtering regulations

According to news reports, Australian ISPs have been ordered to keep quiet about the country's filtering scheme. Following a complaint from the employee of one ISP, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy allegedly had an "intimidating e-mail" sent to keep the ISP employee quiet.

This latest news comes on the heels of the initial controversy surrounding Australia's filtering scheme, which includes two tiers: one which blocks illegal content and is mandatory, and another which is child-safe.

Critics say that the filters are useless due to the fact that they do not filter P2P sharing; additionally, an Australian youth cracked the filter shortly after its initial release.