Skip to comments.Report: Turkey cuts off a key Twitter workaround by blocking Google DNS
Posted on 03/22/2014 1:08:15 PM PDT by markomalley
Earlier this week, the Turkish government blocked access to Twitter inside the country in response to a YouTube video that alleges Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogans involvement in a corruption scandal. Citizens found a number of ways to circumvent the ban, but according to a new report, one of the easiest ways around the block is apparently no more.
The Turkish news site Hurriyet Daily News reported Saturday that Erdogans government has apparently blocked access to Google Public DNS, which Turkish citizens had been using to access Twitter, ban be damned.
Googles DNS service was not impacted by the Twitter blockage, so it allowed for an easy workaround for the ban inside Turkeyuntil Google DNS itself was blocked, anyway. And apparently, word about it got out. A widely-shared photo shows the Google DNS server addresses spray-painted on a building in Istambul, for example.
As of right now, it appears that other options for circumventing the bansuch as using another alternative DNS service or connecting through a VPN or a proxy serverstill work, according to Hurriyet Daily News, so it isnt quite lights-out for Twitter in Turkey. At least not yet.
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Maybe Putin can invade Turkey and bring back Constantinople.
“Maybe Putin can invade Turkey and bring back Constantinople.”
Constantinople. People just liked it better that way?
Sorry, had to do it.
...and we want to hand over internet administration to these kind of people.
I was just going to suggest that ... :-) ...
OpenDNS at 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206
bash: cd: etc/hosts: No such file or directory
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