Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hundreds of thousands of sites blocked by mistake in Argentina

"The Internet service providers use a bazooka to kill a fly," ironically, Friday, Aug. 19, the Electronic Frontier Foudation. This association, which specializes in the defense of freedom on the Internet, reported that Argentinian access PROVIDERS ordered National Communications Commission to block two domain names, "leakymails.com" and "leakymails.blogspot.com" . These sites have made themselves known by posting, as on Wikileaks, confidential documents related to political or security in Argentina. To block these sites, ISPs have used the method of blocking the IP address, The problem is that the address used by the Blogger platform, owned by Google.

"Unfortunately, the technique of IP blocking affects not only the sites identified by justice, but also hundreds of thousands of blogs that have nothing to do with the judicial measure," laments the firm of Mountain View, on its official blog. A total of one million blogs have been affected.

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