The Privacy BlogPrivacy, Security, Cryptography, and Anonymity

CAT | Twitter

Russia seems to have a conflicted relationship with Twitter and Internet censorship in general. While trying to portray themselves as open and democratic, they clearly have a real problem with the radical openness of social media like Twitter. Maxim Ksenzov, deputy head of Roscomnadzor (Russia’s censorship agency), said Twitter is a “global instrument for promoting political […]

· · ·

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 […]

· ·

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 […]

· ·

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 […]

· ·