Report: Indian gov blocks Blogspot, Typepad, Geocities blogs (UPDATED) (BoingBoing)

Update: Government lifts ban on websites

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) passed an order to ISPs Friday to block several websites. The list is confidential. Indian ISPs have been slowly coming into compliance. SpectraNet, MTNL, Reliance, and as of Monday afternoon, Airtel. State-backed BSNL and VSNL have not started yet but likely will soon. The known list of blocked domains is *.blogspot.com, *.typepad.com and geocities.com/*.

Yes folks, the Indian government has decided to censor blogs and refused to explain why. This morning Shivam Vij managed to talk to Dr Gulshan Rai, director of CERT-IN, the only body authorised to issue directives to ISPs. His response: “Somebody must have asked for some sites to be blocked. What is your problem?”

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One thought on “Report: Indian gov blocks Blogspot, Typepad, Geocities blogs (UPDATED) (BoingBoing)

  1. Yes we have noticed some changes in blogspot, we do maintain some blogs with blogger where we have lost some data and logins as well.we have made a articles setion at http://www.sgdnetworks.com , http://www.exaltinfo.com and http://www.bizcento.com and it was almost unable to update blogs because we lost control.For exaltinfo.com we have installed wordpress again.there are about 5 blog urls are there but we found nil on it after few days and everyday some changes we found.hope every thing is good.

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