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Verizon confirms block of 4chan sites

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Feb 2010 18:34 User comments (10)

Verizon confirms block of 4chan sites Christopher Poole, founder of the infamous meme site 4chan came out this week claiming that Verizon was "explicitly blocking" access to the site, and it appears Poole may have been right.
Jeff Nelson, a public relations employee for the ISP said via Twitter this morning: "2 of 4Chan affiliates were staging for attacks." However, "They're green-lighted for tonight's network update."

Poole's full post earlier had read: "Over the past 72 hours, we've been receiving reports from Verizon Wireless customers having difficulty accessing the image boards," Poole wrote. "After investigating, we found that Verizon is dropping traffic... only on port 80 (HTTP). No other subdomain/IP/port is affected, which leads us to believe this block is intentional. After an hour and a half on the phone, we've received confirmation from Verizon's Network Repair Bureau (NRB) that we are "explicitly blocked."

Verizon had refused comment until today except to say that they were being bombarded with calls about the issue, adds PCWorld.

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10 user comments

18.2.2010 19:11

"Dont Poke the Bear"
-Management

28.2.2010 19:47

More like "Don't Poke the Pedo-bear"

I really wonder if that's why Verizon is doing this. The Loli content and etc etc.

38.2.2010 22:33

Originally posted by tatsh:
More like "Don't Poke the Pedo-bear"

I really wonder if that's why Verizon is doing this. The Loli content and etc etc.
Legal content is still legal unless someone brought /jailbait back.....

they want to block something block Face book and youtube or sports (ALL OF IT!11)that would actually save them more money!

48.2.2010 22:43

Quote:
Originally posted by tatsh:
More like "Don't Poke the Pedo-bear"

I really wonder if that's why Verizon is doing this. The Loli content and etc etc.
Legal content is still legal unless someone brought /jailbait back.....

they want to block something block Face book and youtube or sports (ALL OF IT!11)that would actually save them more money!
I don't advocate /jailbait but technically what is the legality of under-age people having photos on the web besides not being nude?

58.2.2010 23:12

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by tatsh:
More like "Don't Poke the Pedo-bear"

I really wonder if that's why Verizon is doing this. The Loli content and etc etc.
Legal content is still legal unless someone brought /jailbait back.....

they want to block something block Face book and youtube or sports (ALL OF IT!11)that would actually save them more money!
I don't advocate /jailbait but technically what is the legality of under-age people having photos on the web besides not being nude?
Depends on the acts therin I guess if its not indecent or showing illegal activetiess it comes down to copy right style C&D take downs to get rid of it.

Cartoon/drawen stuff comes down to how much of a hard on the local law system has for it....

68.2.2010 23:33

Well I guess its only a matter of time till the block Freenet, Tor and AnonTalk then.

79.2.2010 1:55

all you have to do is reroute the port to #8080

810.2.2010 11:00
atomicxl
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"Jeff Nelson, a public relations employee for the ISP said via Twitter this morning: "2 of 4Chan affiliates were staging for attacks." However, "They're green-lighted for tonight's network update."

Does this mean that 4chan was planning to attack Verizon's network and in response Verizon blocked their site? If that's the case, I don't really see the issue.

910.2.2010 13:09

I don't frequent 4chan, i believe it's somewhere pointless where kids post crap ?. I'm far more concerned with the recent blocking of Free Speech sites across various ISP's....




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1012.2.2010 15:49
LissenUp
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Originally posted by creaky:
I don't frequent 4chan, i believe it's somewhere pointless where kids post crap ?. I'm far more concerned with the recent blocking of Free Speech sites across various ISP's....
What is a "NERD NATOR"?

Do you destroy and kill nerds(figuratively speaking of course)? Are you anti-nerd. I mean I am, so I'm not complaining but something tells me that you might be one. Could be wrong though.

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