Friday, April 28, 2006

China Isn't the only place that filters its networks

It's funny how there is this brouhaha over Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, etc. kowtowing (literally) to the Chinese government to make sure their people think only "happy thoughts" when Middle-Eastern countries strive to make sure its residents think only of "Allah."

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 07:28 -0700
Subject: FYI...
To: "Krishna Kirti Prabhu @ Abq"

The Dubai government runs a "proxy server" that blocks Hindu,
Christian, pornographic sites, etc.

How to keep Dubai people informed? Only via e-mail? They
can't do much on the publicity front, in any event! :)

---------- Forwarded Message ----------
Letter PAMHO:11492617 (20 lines)
From: Internet: "A B Cdefghi"
Subject: Re: Update on - please see
this page is blocked, we can not open it in Dubai ...
Best Regards,
A B Cdefghi

I'll bet it's been going on for a while. I don't recall any protests over this.


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