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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Banning Websites Happens in the U.S. Too

Recently Pakistan was in the news again for banning YouTube access. Well, it happens in the US too. Denver Airport has resorted to banning web access for "provocative" websites. The issue basically is of free speech and censorship as ascertained by Big Brother and Pakistan is not alone in this game.

Airport blocks some Internet sites

DENVER (AP) -- Travelers using Denver International Airport's free Wi-Fi service cannot visit Internet sites that airport officials consider provocative.

A report in The Denver Post says the airport is blocking Vanity Fair magazine's Web site, the hipster site and others.

Airport spokesman Chuck Cannon says officials decided to block access to potentially racy sites when the airport made its wireless internet service free in November.

Cannon says the airport would rather deal with infrequent complaints about access than handle angry parents whose children might see pornography.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes such things (and even worse things) happen in the U.S. and more of the western world. Unfortunately its gets more exposure when its Muslims or Pakistan or much of the developing world.

March 06, 2008 2:44 PM  

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