An article in New Scientist covers a journal report on the state of upcoming upgrades to China's national Internet infrastructure.
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If you are one of those people who has paid through the nose for trendy, branded, American clothing via an online Indian retailer, then you might be interested in this article on Reuters. According to the report, it's highly likely that you have either bought old stock, unlicensed stock, or plain ol' counterfeit dregs.
After the low key response to the June 9 protests, Anonymous India has labelled it only "Phase 1" of their plans and have announced "Phase 2". The second phase has been dubbed "Operation RTI" and appears to be an elaborate recce to unearth information related to Internet censorship in the country. The plan is to get "citizens of India" to file RTI applications pertaining to any communications between government officials and companies such as Google and Facebook.
The Indian government's new ISP policy has done away with category C licenses for ISPs, according to the Times of India, because they are a burden to the regulator, pose a potential national security threat, and are a risk to consumers.
The co-branded portal, mtnl.aol.in will offer a compelling combination of AOL products: easy to use e-mail service, instant messenger, content straddling across channels like Cricket, Bollywood, Hollywood, music including integrated videos in many channels, in addition to MTNL utilities like services and product offerings, games, tariff plans and customer care, an AOL statement said.
After the public exhibition of gross incompetence by the Indian government and ISPs alike, it is in everybody's interest to know how to bypass these ridiculous blanket bans.
The following is a general guide that will ideally allow you to visit said blocked sites. If you have any questions or comments, please use the fora.
It is recommended that you use Firefox to follow any steps outlined below. However, it should be reasonably straightforward to adapt them to other browsers as well.
What is a proxy?
A proxy (server) to put it simply, acts like a middleman and retrieves web pages on your behalf. For e.g. since the GOI and incompetent techs at ISPs all over India have decided to block blogs like mumbaihelp on blogspot, instead of asking your browser to retrieve the mumbaihelp page, you can ask your browser to ask the middleman (proxy) to get it for you. So, for all essential purposes, you are only accessing the middleman (who has not been censored) and not mumbaihelp.