Net Nanny Follies
Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 2:13 PM
Great news. Of course, this might not last, judging from the on-again off-again access to these two websites over the last few years. Perhaps this is just an April Fool's joke from the Net Nanny.
Also, the Chinese language version of Wikipedia does not seem to be working. Below is Danwei's record of the ongoing harassment of Blogspot.
Blogspot unblocked and blocked again January 14, 2008
- Blogspot was first blocked in 2003
Update: Ah an explanation! From an AP report published today on the International Herald Tribune's website:
The article makes it clear that the IOC's demands are only that the Internet works during the Games; they are not concerned with what happens after everyone goes home.
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