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Comment: Re:It won't save you (Score 1) 410

by falstaff (#44532455) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Recommendations For Non-US Based Email Providers?

The "Here in Canada we have bigger issues..." comment is not true.While we do have some network failover routes that run through the US, most traffic can be and is routed exclusively inside Canada. Almost all government and public sector organizations have laws & policies in place prohibiting network traffic from passing through the United States since the Patriot Act was implemented. Frankly, that act has been great for our network and Data Centre industries.
Which is not to say that CSIS are not snooping just like the NSA.

Comment: How are you blocking? (Score 2) 369

by falstaff (#40271083) Attached to: An HTTP Status Code For Censorship?

I am trying to understand how you are blocking access to a web site?
Do your users all go thru a http proxy? What if they don't? I have three internet access points, none use a web proxy (That I know of :-)
Do you block DNS? I can point my dns anywhere I want.
Do you block an IP address?
Falling back to the Internet sees censorship as a malfunction and routes around it. How do you stop people from routing around you? (WIthout begin China and having controll of all the network links in and out of the country)
Just trying to understand this. thanks.

Censorship

IWF Backs Down On Wiki Censorship 226

Posted by kdawson
from the that-streisand-thing-again dept.
jonbryce writes "The Internet Watch Foundation, guardians of the Great Firewall of Britain, have stopped censoring Wikipedia for hosting what they considered to be a child porn image. They had previously threatened to block Amazon for hosting the same image." Here is the IWF's statement, which credits the Streisand Effect for opening their eyes: "...in light of the length of time the image has existed and its wide availability, the decision has been taken to remove this webpage from our list. Any further reported instances of this image which are hosted abroad, will not be added to the list. ... IWF's overriding objective is to minimize the availability of indecent images of children on the internet, however, on this occasion our efforts have had the opposite effect."

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