Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The New York Times has Risen from the Dead

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It's a miracle! It's been unblocked.

(For my readers in Iran: the picture I have posted here is the logo of the NYT. For my readers outside Iran: blogger photos are now blocked. Who knows why?)

The Guardian reported that many sites had been blocked, which may or many not have been true at the time of reporting. I certainly never had problems with Wikipedia or Amazon, but then the Guardian reporter and I may have been using different ISPs. ISPs have varying block lists.

The good news is that the New York Times is now unblocked. Who knows what else may be unblocked soon? Japanese food recipes maybe? How about this subversive recipe for squid and brocoli?

Remember Americans, this filtering is brought to you by an American company: Secure Computing . They claim that Iran obtains their software illegally. (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, ya' know what I mean.)


Rurality said...

You can get around the blocking with, can't you?

David Mohammad Yaghoobi said...

I've never noticed the NYT being blocked. But at work the other day I did get a oversized yellow exclamation mark when trying to access Wikipedia. I'm sure this was a word sensitive block and "bed" appeared somewhere on the homepage.

ET said...

Thanks rurality..

DMY, I am willing to bet that you can't search for nargess either ;-)