Wednesday, December 31, 2014

India censors 32 websites , Vimeo , Pastebin ,Github ,Dailymotion etc

Access to 32 websites including PasteBin , Vimeo,Internet Archive ,github etc has been censored in India due to a request by the Department of Telecom (DOT) .

To: All Internet Service Licensees Sub:
Direction to block Internet Website
Under the powers conferred by Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and under the Information Technology (Procedures and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules, 2009, it has been decided to immediately block the access to the following 32 URLs:

: justpaste,it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, (Tinypaste), (gist-it),,,,

The reason for removing access to the websites are not clear , but rumors circulate that some content might be a threat to national security ,

Access to some of the websites may be possible through third party methods (Changing of DNS , VPN ) and some users on small ISP's may still have access .


Source - GSMArena

Source - Zdnet

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