Indian Government blocks 32 Sites, including GitHub, Pastebin, Imgur and Vimeo

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by mirimir, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. mirimir

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    http://thehackernews.com/
     
  2. Palancar

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    Time for Indians to learn about VPN's and DPI avoidance.
     
  3. Carver

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    Yesterday Bollywood, today the internet.
     
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    GitHub? Why does the Indian government block GitHub? What has it done wrong?

    What? How is GitHub being used for that?
     
  6. mirimir

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    Maybe ISIS does software development. A browser plugin, perhaps.
     
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    Right, then why not blocking Google Store and AMO as well? Seriously, these terrorist scums use YouTube more instead of Dailymotion and Vimeo. Leave the terrorism countermeasures to military ops. Blocking access to websites isn't going to help.
     
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    A lot of corporations have their "customer support" in India. It's a safe bet that India is profiting nicely. Open Source software could cost them some of that profit. By promoting Open Source software, GitHub could be cutting into those profits. Maybe they're "anti-India" in regards to their bottom line.
     
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    Wrong and stupid :thumbd:
     
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    GitHub..... wtf, the terrorists are in Gitmo not Github
     
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    ROTFLMAO!
     
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    This will do nothing except block the average user clicking a link to one of them sites on facebook.

    A complete waste of time, as noone_particular has mentioned there will most surly be $ involved in the decision.
     
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    I was just thinking, that if what noone_particular said was indeed being the case, then I can see them blocking access to Linux distros and making silly excuses such as "Linux is the OS for cyber-criminals alike". :argh:
     
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    Everyday grateful for Tor and VPNs.

    If your son or daughter starts showing concerns over software licensing, this may be a sign they are brainwashed with dangerous radical ideologies. They may be a terrorist. Contact an authority figure immediately before they die of the dangerous "open sores". We must stop them from spreading the sores.
     
  15. noone_particular

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    Amazing how short peoples memories are. When the Soviet Union was being touted as the greatest threat to the free world, Open Source was being called Socialist software in an effort to steer people away from it. If I recall, wasn't LOIC (Low Orbit Ion Cannon), the device used to launch denial of service attacks Open Source? It was labelled a terrorist weapon. I originally made that comment as something of a joke, but when you look at this event and events of the past, is it really that far fetched? We've seen from many governments a lot more ridiculous statements and actions.
     
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    No, you're right. The public's ignorance on topics makes for easy swaying. Cause they don't know what a thing is, but if they hear the same thing over and over then they start to believe it. Could be called https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truthiness but it's all just another form of propaganda.

    Microsoft has before straight out called Linux a communistic cancer in the past. You can truly take anything, and if you get enough people on your side, argue it into being accepted as black/white truth. No one attempts to harbor conflicting truths, or see things as a whole. Such as also, remember guys, only evil people wanting to hide their crimes value privacy!
     
  17. Yuki2718

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    As already said blocking only such small number of sites is meaningless, but if they started to completely monitor internet and forbid access to all banned sites as well as proxy sites or VPN provider just like China, it can be conserning though some people still bypass that great firewall.
    But actually I'm not so conceerned about India as their culture and history is completely different from China. I wonder why I can't find such article which explains China's great firewall along with its unique history and culture, maybe because most such articles are written by western people?
     
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    Pastebin access restored in India: No content removed


    I didnt know they were blocked, I was accessing imgur almost everyday past week, and a few times archive. I am using India's biggest ISP BSNL and I can access the URLs without VPN. Could be they are blocking via DNS? :isay:
     
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    Most countries are still using DNS-based blocking, unlike China which has gone much more advanced. And that is why Wilders Security Forum members are smarter than 90% of governments. :argh:
     
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    Definitely. That's becoming the number one tactic in this country because it almost always works. Iraq has WMDs. Russia invaded Crimea. North Korea hacked Sony. If you say it often enough and the mainstream news dutifully repeats it for you, it becomes fact in the eyes of the public. That's where it helps to get another version of the "news" from an outside non-aligned source. Most of those events have common threads. Those common threads point you towards the real truth. Most people don't try to see the entire forest, just the individual trees. The governments know this and capitalize on it.
    Quite true. That's become the primary consideration for me with choosing DNS servers, being uncensored and independent. I don't want my DNS to "protect" me from malware, phishing, or whatever someone else decides that I need protection from. Too much potential for censorship and misuse. Your system should protect itself from malware, just as you should protect it from phishing. For my own use, I've found the Open NIC and CCC DNS servers to be quite good.
     
  21. mirimir

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    The US impounds sites by compromising the nameservers that they're using. That pollutes the entire DNS system, and it works even if they can't take down the webservers. Sites are still accessible by IP address, or one can use a DNS server with hard-coded exceptions, private or run by trusted third parties.
     
  22. subhrobhandari

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    Some more news on this, quoting from here

    And huffpo did a quite good article here.

    MTNL is the sister ISP of BSNL (both are state-run), the leading provider of broadband here, so chances are they are using the same techniques as well.
     
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    Great explanation, thanks!
     
  24. subhrobhandari

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    From the press information bureau

    Yes, there's a typo, Oreder.

    Scratch that, two - wbsites
     
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