Tired of people circumventing social media blocks, Turkey calls for VPN ban

As of a few hours ago, there’s a new VPN ban in Turkey. Turkey’s Information and Communication Technologies Authority has issued an order to Turkish Internet service providers (ISPs) telling them to institute a VPN ban. Many Turkish internet users were using VPNs to access social media platforms after Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube were blocked last … Continue reading “Tired of people circumventing social media blocks, Turkey calls for VPN ban”

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  • Nov 3, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube blocked in Turkey following arrest of pro-Kurdish political party HDP leaders

Social media sites Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube and messaging service Whatsapp are currently being blocked across Turkey according to an incident report by Turkish Internet watchdog organization Turkey Blocks. Originally, Turkey was only blocking the original trifecta of social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Confirmed: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube blocked by throttling in #Turkey – … Continue reading “WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube blocked in Turkey following arrest of pro-Kurdish political party HDP leaders”

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Turkey blocks Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter… again

Starting Thursday, 11:07PM local time in Turkey, internet users started reporting that Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter had been blocked. Internet users in Turkey were forced to use a VPN to access their social media accounts. The government has started to tighten access to VPNs as well. Unfortunately, PayPal was denied a financial license renewal by the Turkish … Continue reading “Turkey blocks Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter… again”

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Turkey blocks Facebook and Twitter following military coup to unseat Erdogan

The Turkey coup to unseat Erdogan has predictably resulted in social media censorship as the Turkish government and military start firing shots. The two major bridges leading in and out of Istanbul, Turkey have been shut down and multiple sources are reporting organized military action and shots fired within the capital. The Turkish government has … Continue reading “Turkey blocks Facebook and Twitter following military coup to unseat Erdogan”

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  • Jun 6, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Bitcoin, Governments, News,

Now that PayPal has left Turkey, Turks should use Bitcoin

The nearly 75 million residents of Turkey will be unable to use PayPal to pay for online goods starting June 6th, 2016. PayPal’s decision to pull out of Turkey resulted from the expiration of a required financial license. Rather than risk the ire of Turkey’s financial regulator, PayPal will withdraw from Turkey. Users will only … Continue reading “Now that PayPal has left Turkey, Turks should use Bitcoin”

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