It ain't coffee...it's information. This country has learned how to do it and they are upgrading to do it even more.
As posted here before...TypePad blogs have been blocked here for a couple weeks. Although, it appears as though that block has been lightened slightly where I am. But, it is very disturbing what goes on with information here on a daily basis.
The key to the filtering system, however, is automated technology – equipment and software courtesy of US companies – enabling... service providers to enter hundreds of thousands of banned keywords and web addresses for automatic blocking.
I have told many of you that I indeed watch what I write on this website, in order to stay away from the filters (note that I have removed a word from the quote of RM's article above). Not that a whole load of locals are reading this and learning anything...but rather, so I can continue to have access and bring you views and first hand knowledge of not only where I live...but my family as well.
I am lucky...I have access to proxy's and lease lines, which do not fall under these filters...for now. But, still, I am careful. I have a job to do here...I have to support a family. The last thing I need is a late night knock on the door.
Put Rebecca's website on the top of your list for information about this. She lived here for many years as one of the most intelligent reporters CNN ever had. And you all know what I think of CNN (Commie News Network). Rebecca is a level headed analyst in a sea of partisan hogwash (me included!). She's earned a spot on my blogroll.