Saturday, February 25, 2006

No Boing For You

So, boingboing.net has been blocked by the sole, government owned ISP in the United Arab Emerites for, disseminating information that is "inconsistent with the religious, cultural, political and moral values of the United Arab Emirates."

I'd like some Neocon who supports the President's decision to hand our physical ports over to the UAE to explain this to me, because any country that bans Boing Boing is about as far from enlightened or democratic as you can get.

Xeni also points out that a Netfilter security firm employed by the US Gov. and several private sector corporations has blocked Boing Boing as well, dropping their url into the same category as porn sites. Which means the US Government is on the same page as the UAE when it comes to disseminating information. Like that's a huge surprise.

3 Comments:

Blogger Bryan said...

It has to be the article on the pornographic tapestry maker that kicked in all of the alarm bells.

These are bureaucrats and 'bots, you don't expect logic, do you?

2/25/2006 10:29 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

Not really. But of all the sites to ban, Boing Boing? It's a clear case of shooting the messanger.

2/25/2006 11:06 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Hi, as of today, I still had access to BoingBoing at work.

2/27/2006 8:03 AM  

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