Pakistani Overeaction??

#4
Growing trend, net censorship.

Just remember after the riots CMD's considered response was to threaten to shut down twitter.

Which was quietly dumped a month or two later. Probably when someone explained it was not possible.

So we probably shouldn't say too much about the Pakistani reaction.

Watch the On-Line Safety Bill go through parliament, you'll be able to access less and less without jumping through hoops (no pun intended).

They can't sort the economy, crime, welfare, Afghanistan-but they can tell you what not to do with your spare time....
 
#6
Skype ban in Oman, UAE, etc. It's more about the control and monitoring of information. Terribly difficult for a sultan's chaps to earwig on VoIP better to use their unencrypted GSM networks.
 
#10
Probably when someone explained it was not possible.

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How come the Paki stannies can do it?
Probably 'cos no-body has bothered to tell the Pakistan Home Office anyone with five minutes can get around blocking. Have a look at the chats about the pirate bay.

Just run a TOR browser and you're away.

So you can block it......but does that make it inaccessible? No.

What the Pakistan government has probably done is to have Twitter loaded to the main Internet Service Providers list of denied sites at the national level, and this (in principle) "blocks" access. You go tell the Minister that it is done and all is well. Actually people then just use TOR, VPNs, and all the other proxy browsers to avoid it.

If the minister doesn't know that, and there is no measure of who accesses it, you're fine. If a major riot gets organised in Karachi via twitter, then you've a problem explaining to the minister what exactly has happened.
 
#15
Skype ban in Oman, UAE, etc. It's more about the control and monitoring of information. Terribly difficult for a sultan's chaps to earwig on VoIP better to use their unencrypted GSM networks.
I use skype and other voip programs whenever I am in Dubai (which is in the UAE) with no problems.
 

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