CNET UK Podcast 194: Does censoring the Internet ever work?

We talk about Australian Net censorship, a Facebook like button for your real life and we give another Woot of the Week

Ian Morris

Firstly, please accept our sincere apologies for breaking the podcast last week. It was a mixture of a minor technical glitch and a few too many glasses of lunchtime Sancerre at the end of a long week.

On this week's show, we discuss Australia's plans to censor the Internet, and ask if they could ever work. We also run through the week's biggest news stories, review a product using a single word and hand out another Woot of the Week.

Twitter launches @earlybird
BT and TalkTalk mount legal challenge to Digital Economy Act
LucasFilm sues Wicked Lasers over 'lightsaber' laser 
Twidroid changes name to Twidroyd to avoid litigation from George Lucas

Facebook 'like' stamp for your real life
Aeolus fan-powered phone
Freeview in 3D

Feature: Does censoring the Internet ever work?
China is famous for it, and now it looks like Australia is trying to get in on the act of Web censorship. But what's the point? And does it work? Can you effectively censor the Internet, and even if you do, does it ever have the desired effect?

Woot of the Week
In a new feature, each week, we give a shout-out to a company, product or person who's achieved something amazing. This week, our Woot of the Week goes to the Dancing Chicken Man.

Single syllable review
This week, Ian reviews the Onkyo TX-NR5007 AV receiver using a single sound or word. The full review, as always, is readable in our reviews channel.