8,000 Danish sites, incl Google, Facebook blacklisted -- By Mistake In Denmark yesterday ... For several hours, customers of ISP Siminn ... When attempting to view any of the blocked pages visitors were given a worrying message relating to the most emotive blocking reason of all – the protection of children...
...how at the flick of a switch do 8,000 sites suddenly get added to a blacklist – for whatever reason – without any kind of oversight. Denmark’s IT-Political Association is critical and has called for ISPs to cease cooperation with the voluntary scheme which operates without any kind of judicial review.
“Today’s story shows that the police are not able to secure against manual errors that could escalate into something that actually works as a ‘kill switch’ for the Internet...”
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Just think: All it takes is the flick of a switch...