Net Nanny Follies
Posted by Alice Xin Liu on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 5:20 PM
Update (2009.06.08): Twitter is now accessible on the mainland.
And... there we have it.
Michael Anti was right after all:
The block seems to be a URL keyword filter. Googling for "twitter.com" resets the connection, as does including the string "twitter.com" in any other URL. Access to the service is fine through proxy or VPN.
Update: It seems that photo sharing website Flickr.com has been blocked.
Update 2: Bing.com (the new Microsoft search engine) is gone too, probably for autoplaying Youtube videos when you put your mouse over them.
Update 3: Live.com and Hotmail.com have gone under. But MSN messenger seems fine.
Blogspot and Youtube remain blocked.
Update 03.06.09: Hotmail.com is back, but Live.com is still be having problems loading.
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