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[liberationtech] google follows twitter

Craig Blaha craig.blaha at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 17:49:53 PST 2012


Hi James,

Google offers some advice:

If you visit a blog that does not correspond to your current location as
determined by your IP address, the blogspot servers will redirect you to
the domain associated with your country, if it’s a supported ccTLD.

Blog readers may request a specific country version of the blogspot content
by entering a specially formatted “NCR” URL.

NCR stands for “No Country Redirect” and will always display
buzz.blogger.com in English, whether you’re in India, Brazil, Honduras,
Germany, or anywhere.

For example: http://[blogname].blogspot.com/ncr – always goes to the U.S.
English blog.

This special URL sets a short-lived cookie (session and/or a short life
time) that will prevent geo-based redirection from the requested domain.
This applies to all web browsers and all Operating Systems.



Craig

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 7:23 PM, James Losey <jameswlosey at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Robert and Jillian,
>
> Thanks you both for your input. If I understand correctly, Twitter has a
> bit of a "wink wink nudge nudge <
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ona-RhLfRfc>"
> suggestion that if users can pretend they are in another country then their
> tweets have a significantly greater likely hood of not being censored by
> said country. But if Google users are now being assigned to the appropriate
> ccTLD is this a new priority to institute geographic identification and are
> there reasonably easy ways to circumvent?
>
> Best,
> J
>
> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 8:15 PM, Robert Guerra <rguerra at privaterra.org
> >wrote:
>
> > Jillian,
> >
> > Yes Google has been dealing with content (ie. blocking) on a per country
> > basis for a while.  what is new is that they will now direct users to
> their
> > Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLD)'s. In so doing they are moving the
> > user to the jurisdiction of the ccTLD operator - and any legal framework,
> > requirements and/or other regulations that they may have.
> >
> > So the user is being brought closer to a national level authority,
> > something which wasn't the case before.
> >
> > Robert
> >
> >
> > --
> > R. Guerra
> > Phone/Cell: +1 202-905-2081
> > Twitter: twitter.com/netfreedom
> > Email: rguerra at privaterra.org
> >
> > On 2012-02-02, at 6:45 PM, Jillian C. York wrote:
> >
> > > Sort of...Google has been managing content removal on a per-country
> basis
> > > for YouTube for awhile now, if I recall.
> > >
> > > On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 12:15 AM, Eric S Johnson <
> crates at oneotaslopes.org
> > >wrote:
> > >
> > >> "Migrating to localized domains will allow us to continue promoting
> free
> > >> expression and responsible publishing while providing greater
> > flexibility
> > >> in
> > >> complying with valid removal requests pursuant to local law. By
> > utilizing
> > >> ccTLDs, content removals can be managed on a per country basis, which
> > will
> > >> limit their impact to the smallest number of readers. Content removed
> > due
> > >> to
> > >> a specific country's law will only be removed from the relevant
> ccTLD."
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> http://support.google.com/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en
> > >> <http://support.google.com/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2402711
> >
> > >> &answer=2402711
> > >>
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