Terrorism casts its shadow on the Internet
I dont know how many of you are facing this problem, but my blogspot has been conked from the past two or three days. I first thought that my MTNL Broadband was acting up, hence i tried connecting thru my dial-up connection. Even that does not work. Blogger connects but viewing blogspot blogs is not possible. This means that one can post but not view the posts. Ultimately I put up a post saying that I was safe and sound but could not connect to blogspot directly hence could not post.
Investigating further, I realized that cable net connectors allow logging on to blogspot, while MTNL, Dial-up MTNL, VSNL, etc. dont, being government providers.
So now the government has blocked some blogspot blogs and a few other sites, to not spread extremism, terrorist activities and such. I dont understand howcome all blogspot address are not viewable, with most MTNL owners. Some MTNL Broadband and dial-up owners can connect, but most cant.
Agreed Mumbai and India too is trying to fight terrorism, but of what use is this. Blogs are supposedly more difficult to trace than emails, hence the govt. took such steps. But if they leave loopholes like letting blogger survive and making viewing dead then what purpose does blocking the blogs serve??
If terrorists want to communicate with the other terrorists outside India, they just need to assure that ether they have non-government internet connection else, they can post from India while terrorists or anyone outside can view them.
If they need to block blogs they need to come up with a better tool for doing so.
Or maybe they have blocked me off from these blogs because I’m a suspect??