»As hard as the Turkish government might try, shutting down Twitter isn‘t as easy as it seems. At 11:30 p.m. Thursday the Turkish government officially blocked the country‘s 33 million Internet users from Twitter, but clever, tech-savvy Turks are sharing a simple and effective method to help fellow citizens bypass the ban — and they‘re sharing it everywhere.
Just hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to ›root out‹ Twitter, graffiti has been popping up around Istanbul with two IP addresses anyone can use to circumvent the government‘s ban. The two numbers — 126.96.36.199. and 188.8.131.52. — refer to Google‘s Public DNS, which can be easily utilized to maintain access to Twitter.
And it‘s working. Despite a short blackout, many Turks are back on Twitter, and there‘s nothing the government can really do to stop them.
›...it seems that masses of ordinary citizens are learning how to use this technology,‹ wrote Serhatcan Yurdam, a blogger who lives in Istanbul. ›Everybody is teaching each other how to change their DNS, how to use VPNs...and clearly they‘re catching on quickly, since so many people are still tweeting!‹«. (22.03.2014)
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