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[liberationtech] UK Govt's Censorware Blocks Tech, Civil Liberties Websites

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Sun Dec 22 15:07:38 PST 2013

From: Lauren Weinstein <lauren at>

UK Govt's Censorware Blocks Tech, Civil Liberties Websites

A few days ago, we mentioned that the UK's ISP-level censorware
 software not only does a poor job of its stated job (blocking porn),
but blocks at least some sex education sites, too; now, reader writes to say that's not all:  "It fell to the UK Tories to

actually implement the Nanny State. Too bad Nanny Tory does not want

kinds to read up on tech web sites such as, or civil

liberties ones such as the EFF or Amnesty International. Read on for a

small sample of what the filter blocks, from a blocked-by-default tech

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And lots more. Open source sites. Usenix. Blogspot. You get the picture.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren at
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility:
 - Network Neutrality Squad:
 - PRIVACY Forum:
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Lauren's Blog:
Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype:
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