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Anonymous Takes Down Turkish Government Site 117

arisvega writes with word that the group of hackers known as Anonymous "has taken down a Turkish government website in a protest against recently introduced Internet filters that many consider to be censorship. They also appear to have published a manifesto. Turkey has a long history of Internet censorship, with the country's ISPs having blocked YouTube and numerous other sites in the the past couple of years." From the linked manifesto: "(The Turkish government) has blocked thousands of websites and blogs while abusive legal proceedings against online journalists persist. The government now wants to impose a new filtering system on the 22nd of August that will make it possible to keep records of all the people's internet activity. Though it remains opaque why and how the system will be put in place, it is clear that the government is taking censorship to the next level."
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Anonymous Takes Down Turkish Government Site

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  • Re:EU membership (Score:1, Insightful)

    by vajorie ( 1307049 ) on Saturday June 11, 2011 @05:08PM (#36413370)

    Turkey in 2011 is a true Orwellian 1984 state where people are afraid to discuss politics or religion over the phone or internet, where going into important business meetings you are routinely asked to check your smartphone/mobile phone at the door, where anytime anything crime related happens, police magically get hold of 'detailed Internet records' of the perps immediately.

    I live in Turkey: all of this is outright lies except the last one, which occurs "elsewhere" as well (as in "think of the children").

  • by FudRucker ( 866063 ) on Saturday June 11, 2011 @05:17PM (#36413424)
    giving shelter to Syrian citizens (refugees) from the persecution from the Syrian government & military right now...

Help! I'm trapped in a PDP 11/70!