Vimeo, Github and more of the world’s biggest websites blocked as anti-Isis measure in India

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Vimeo, Github and more of the world’s biggest websites blocked as anti-Isis measure in India

India32 Websites Reportedly Blocked In India To Prevent ISIS From Spreading Anti-India Content

ShaunBy @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via links below and Twitter

A circular being shared widely on social media suggests that all Indian internet providers were instructed by the Department of Telecom to block access to a list of 32 URLs, including Vimeo, Dailymotion, Github, and Archive.org. The circular, dated December 17, cites Section 69A of the Information Technology Act (2000) as the reason for the blocks. The section in question empowers India’s central and state governments to intercept and monitor information generated, transmitted or stored digitally if it is “necessary or expedient so to do in the interest of the sovereignty or integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign states or public order or for preventing incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence.”

While the authenticity of the circular has yet to be verified, several Indian internet users took to social media to complain about their inability to access the websites listed on it.  The Indian government has blocked some of the biggest websites in the world to try and stop the spread of Isis materials. The blocks include Github, the important code-sharing site that is used by developers across the world. Github has been blocked before in Russia and China, though the latter had to relent when it became clear how important the site was for its tech industry. Text sharing sites including Pastebin and popular video sharing site Vimeo have also been blocked.

Sites that remove the problem content are having the ban gradually removed, according to officials. The blocks are being carried out on the instruction of the Indian Department of Telecom, according to the Times of India. A document dated December 17th was being widely circulated on social media this morning. While it’s not possible to verify the list came from an official source, the sites listed all seemed to be down from within India this morning, according to Quartz.

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BLOCKED FOR INDIAN USERS!

Indian people, rightly are not happy about this, twitter has exploded with anger that the Indian Government would do this. People like you and I, in India can’t now go on many Social Networking sites, they have given into terror, as the World’s largest democracy I would expect India to not hurt it’s own people and give into ANY terror group. Bad times

Rightfully angry

Rightfully angry

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/vimeo-github-and-more-of-the-worlds-biggest-websites-blocked-as-antiisis-measure-in-india-9951616.html

http://www.buzzfeed.com/regajha/32-websites-blocked-in-india-as-an-anti-terrorism-measure#.sh4J7DL7n

http://zirnevis-media.in/index.php?q=uggc%3A%2F%2Fjjj.ohmmsrrq.pbz%2Fertnwun%2F32-jrofvgrf-oybpxrq-va-vaqvn-nf-na-nagv-greebevfz-zrnfher

http://www.wopular.com/india-has-blocked-some-worlds-most-popular-websites-because-threat-isis

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