Saturday, 22 March 2014

Turkey reportedly cuts off Twitter backdoor by blocking Google DNS




Turkey has reportedly blocked Google DNS inside its borders, eliminating a backdoor that briefly helped Turks stay connected to Twitter after the country banned access. Earlier this week, Turkey's prime minister promised to "eradicate" the popular service with the help of a court order. "I don't care what the international community says," Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan said at a campaign rally. "Everyone will witness the power of the Turkish Republic." Twitter says it's looking into claims that the company failed to remove content deemed inflammatory by local courts, but has encouraged users to continue posting tweets via SMS in the meantime.
Typing in Google's Domain Name System addresses (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) into a computer's network...
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