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The Gaping Holes In the UAE’s Net Firewall

September 7th, 2010 09:26 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Barence writes “The United Arab Emirates has its own, Chinese-style, firewall to weed out pornography and other ‘unsavoury’ content. But as PC Pro’s correspondent has found out, the firewall has more than a few holes in it. ISP helplines routinely suggest proxy server software that circumvents the filters. Access to Flickr is blocked, in case citizens’ eyes should fall upon a naked buttock, but The Pirate Bay, which ‘offers a range of bottoms to suit every need, including midget and donkey bottoms for anybody having a really slow afternoon – remains blissfully undisturbed.’ ‘Ultimately, I’m quite glad the UAE’s authorities block websites, and thrilled that they’re so inept at it,’ concludes PC Pro’s writer. ‘Just like everybody in Dubai, all they’ve done is made me a master of internet chicanery.’” Guess that depends how closely they’re watching the evaders.

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