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Argentina Censors Over a Million Blogs 170

In his first accepted submission, bs0d3 writes "A judge in Argentina ordered ISPs to block two websites — and According to Google, many ISPs have simply blocked the IP instead of using a targeted DNS filter. Over a million blogs are hosted by Blogger at this IP. Freedom of speech advocate Jillian York wrote, 'IP blocking is a blunt method of filtering content that can erase from view large swaths of innocuous sites by virtue of the fact that they are hosted on the same IP address as the site that was intended to be censored. One such example of overblocking by IP address can be found in India, where the IP blocking of a Hindu Unity website (blocked by an order from Mumbai police) resulted in the blocking of several other, unrelated sites."
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Argentina Censors Over a Million Blogs

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  • Wrong headline (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 20, 2011 @06:15PM (#37156852)

    Wrong headline: a judge ordered two websites blocked, not "over a million blogs".

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 20, 2011 @07:11PM (#37157160)

    If you're outside Argentina, go see for yourself:

    If you're in Argentina, here are the official mirrors []:

    Here's an article about LeakyMails: Argentina: Judge orders all ISPs to block the sites and []

    Using the motto “Let’s stop lies and hypocrisy”, was a project designed to obtain and publish relevant documents exposing corruption of the political class and the powerful in Argentina. The site was open to publish emails either from official or personal accounts, pictures, videos or any other document exposing misbehaviors or unethical actions of public figures in the Southern country, where corruption is rampant. [...]

    The use of the past tense is strange. Leakymails seems very much alive.

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