You're not allowed to know what things you're not allowed to know.
Web watchdog changes tack after blacklist leak | Australian IT
THE communications regulator has been forced to change its internal processes after the address of a prohibited anti-abortion web page in its top-secret blacklist was widely distributed on the internet.
The move comes after the Australian Communications and Media Authority threatened a fine of up to $11,000 a day against a web host for displaying the banned web page link.
The host supplies services to popular internet community website Whirlpool.
The problem began on January 5 when a Melbourne internet user, known online as Foad, complained to ACMA about "offensive content" on an anti-abortion web page (not the entire website).
Two weeks later ACMA replied, confirming the web page contained prohibited or potentially prohibited content.
ACMA's response contained the link to the offending web page, which soon found its way to various blogs and forums, including Whirlpool.
ACMA has since learned from its mistake. "ACMA has modified its replies to complainants to omit the URLs of prohibited content and potential prohibited content," a spokesman said.