2014-04-13

Internet Freedom Repressed in Turkey, ICANN Hub

I wrote about this previously, but ICANN still appears to be, by its silence, supporting repressive governments who oppose internet freedom -- in ICANN's case it chose to locate 1 of its 3 tri-quarters (that is what ICANN calls its 3 headquarters) in Turkey (the other two are in Singapore and LA) --

Censorship in Turkey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"Turkey ranked 138 in the Reporters Without Borders' 2010 Annual Worldwide Press Freedom Index. In 2011-2012 Turkey ranked 148 out of 169 countries in the Reporters Without Borders list. Within the framework of negotiations with the European Union, the EU has requested that Turkey issue various legal reforms in order to improve freedom of expression and press. On 20 March, 2014, Twitter was banned throughout Turkey and a week later on March 27, YouTube was also banned."

Google Online Security Blog: Google’s Public DNS intercepted in Turkey: "Posted by Steven Carstensen, Software Engineer Saturday, March 29, 2014 4:45 PM   We have received several credible reports and confirmed with our own research that Google’s Domain Name System (DNS) service has been intercepted by most Turkish ISPs (Internet Service Providers)...."

You think ICANN cares about internet freedom? Better think again.





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