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Jun/14

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YouTube unblocked by Turkey

Turkey lifts its ban on YouTube-agency | Reuters Several days after the Turkish Constitutional Court ruled the blocking of YouTube to be unconstitutional, it looks like the block has been removed. YouTube said that they are getting reports from users that they are once again able to access the site. YouTube was blocked since May […]

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Turkey’s Top Court Rules YouTube Ban is Unconstitutional – WSJ Long after the blocking of Twitter was ruled unconstitutional, they have similarly ruled that blocking YouTube over the last two months was similarly unconstitutional. The formal ruling and orders to remove the blocking should be forthcoming soon. This decision by the country’s top court bolsters […]

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Turkey Unblocks Twitter After Free-Speech Ruling Yesterday the Turkish Constitutional Court ruled that the blocking of Twitter violated the guarantees of free speech in the Turkish Constitution. The government appears to have acted quickly to remove the blocks on Twitter’s IP addresses as well as the changes to DNS as ordered. Celebratory tweets are gushing […]

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Turkey Escalates Internet Blocking With YouTube Ban | Re/code In their continuing effort to suppress discussion of corruption in the Turkish government, they have extended their censorship efforts from blocking Twitter to blocking Youtube. This appears to be in response to Google’s refusal to remove “offending” videos. Reports suggest that the blocking is not completely […]

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Turkey has taken their censorship of Twitter to the next level. Initial blocking was done through DNS, so it could be easily bypassed by using something like Google DNS at 8.8.8.8. Turkey quickly responded to the masses of people using that workaround, and are now blocking Twitter by IP address. As one often sees with […]

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Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan announced that the courts have ordered Twitter be blocked completely. This appears to be in response to Twitter refusing to take down tweets of audio recordings purporting to be of Erdoğan engaging in corrupt activities. Twitter is suggesting that users fall back to an SMS interface to continue to access the […]

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Turkey passed legislation to allow the government to censor access to websites within four hours of receiving an allegation of privacy violations. WSJ Article behind paywall.  CNET Article The law also requires web hosts to store all traffic information for two years. While the putative purpose of the legislation is privacy protection, it is widely […]

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