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Turkey blocks cloud services.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by muhtesem insan, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. muhtesem insan

    muhtesem insan Amateur Revolutionary

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    Due to some leaked emails Minister of Energy and Natural Resources (who is also son in law of Erdoğan) Cloud services are being blocked one by one because people use them for distributing the files. It started with dropbox, and now Google Drive, OneDrive (are there anyone using this) and GitHub are included.
    You can't even get attachments from gmail without an VPN. It'll be interesting when compaines who uses these services start working tomorrow.
     
  2. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Can a state realistically censor this kind of thing? The people could always be more creative in how they leak files against the gov.
     
  3. luiz

    luiz Trendy Revolutionary

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    Back in the day a lot of CFC posters were Erdogan fanboys and said the AKP was just a Turkish version of the German Christian Democrats. Nothing to worry about, and anyone who said otherwise was a raging Islamophobe.

    Oh well.
     
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  4. muhtesem insan

    muhtesem insan Amateur Revolutionary

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    not really, and actually because of these bans people are talking more about it.
     
  5. muhtesem insan

    muhtesem insan Amateur Revolutionary

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    Back in the day most of the Turkish Liberals were thinking that too and till 2010 even some marksist movements (to be fair they were never taken seriously in turkish left politics) were supporting them. And to be fair i wouldn't even think that Erdoğan could amass this much power.
     
  6. uppi

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    Depends on how much damage they are willing to do to their economy. With full control over the ISPs, they could block every file transfer protocol there is. People with enough skills can always find a way to circumvent these blocks by abusing a protocol that is still allowed (if any), but they would not be able to distribute the necessary software to anyone less knowledgeable. So that way only a very small subset of the people would have access (and a subset that probably hates Erdogan anyway by now). The problem is that such a network would be crippled to much less functionality than a modern economy can work with.
     
  7. plarq

    plarq Crazy forever

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    As a Chinese citizen, the answer is Yes.
     
  8. uppi

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    I agree that it is possible to censor content to 99.99% of the population while keeping sufficient network functionality, but I doubt that Turkey has the sophisticated censorship infrastructure and the alternative government-controlled cloud services that are necessary for that.
     
  9. r16

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    but why the need ? There is a 50% that will never believe in anything said against and B-52s are on 24 hour readiness for the rest .
     
  10. REDY

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    How is this possible? I mean there are lot of intelligent people. Is there mass fear of conspiracy?
     
  11. r16

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    because A-K-P has never "failed" . By the strict guidance of the "system" . This inspires "confidence" among the supporters who are ready believe they will be rewarded for services rendered . You can see a flag waving woman clearly , with no doubts about her identity , once the video gets posted on the facepook account of her son , with them two or 10 people calling on the 'ing evil Congregation F-16s to bomb them instead of PM's palace , an initimate object with gold covered water glasses and marbles halls in it . They are not hoping to get a GBU on them , but the son might get a job in the State , sweeping the floors for an hour and resting and stuff for 7 . You know , instead of sweeping for 2 and resting for 6 .

    and anything bad for the Party is as good as anything good for the Party . One of them practically said the soldiers are paid to die . Yeah , he was in the majority section of the "Hülya Koçyiğit and just a few are not traitors" committee , which was the PR arm of supporting the seperatist's federation by Goverment actions , once and he is Kurdish . As a journalist am pretty sure he was amongst those the officer caste had no right o orderlies , that was unpaid slavery and the lot . Once taken over the military , he has no objections of having people go and fight and die for the Party , because you know he is well paid . If he was with the Opposition , am pretty sure he would now be under police custody for fomenting rebellion within the ranks . Otherwise nobody "heart" with simultaneous intense affair about good schools that tend to deal with the kids of the succesful secular families - now are taken over by tricks to convert them to Imam Hatips which at least gets mentioned by the media ... So that the sons of the newly elites will not have to cope with further generations of people who do not exactly agree to be under the thumb of the likes of the Saudis , no daughters because daughters are not intented to have futures , but it's to early to talk on that yet . If you say anything bad you are a paid proxy of the West , if you say anything good , this is only because the brilliance of the New Turkey makes you confess . Match whatever demanded of you and even if you were the mouthpiece of Congregation , you will end up as the head of the Parliamentary commission that investigates the Congregation . It's 1984 here , but ı remember the guy from Alien alone .
     
  12. Terxpahseyton

    Terxpahseyton One. And many.

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    Is Erdogan also the president of Madagascar?
     
  13. r16

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    they are busy using a newspaper editorial from Canada that like says Turkey the super duper regional superpower has a right to grab its own oilfields , though the Canadian author would surely deny he/she ever said that . When some Klingon space marine chick with a Stormtrooper company arrives to question the editorial . If they find any use in Madagascar they are sure to trumpet that it can use the munificient leadership examples of New Turkey . You know , just like Drumpf ...

    and naturally this thread has led to claims that ı find the so called 51% who votes for the Party "traitors" . As excitedly told by some civvie to a cop somewhere on my way to the web . This despite the thing that it's abundantly clear the so called 51% loves Kurds today because the Party says so , and will hate Kurds as an evil threat to anything related to Humanity tomorrow when the Party says so . Kurds specifically used as an example because , you know , Turks are hated even more in Turkey . What's the rush , the cops will come knocking on the door as soon as America says OK ...
     
  14. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Madagascar likes to move it move it?
     

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