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OzzY



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OzzY
Hello!
Today a friend of mine reported having problems to send some normal messages. He said it was censorship.
I just thought "WTF?". I needed some proof. I sent the messages to friends to see how they reacted and none of them could see the messages.

Any message with:
.info
profile.php? (including ‘?’)
download.php
download.php? (including ‘?’)
gallery.php
pics.php
ListAllTopics.php

are blocked!
Microsoft says its for security reasons. OK. Some internet-worm could use these kind of URL. But what if I want to send a normal URL to a friend? This is censorship! They should rather fix the security bugs instead of blocking *thiscouldbeaworm*.php.

Share your thoughts!

Sources:
http://www.topodacadeiaalimentar.com.br/topo/index.php/censura-no-msn/
http://trac.adiumx.com/wiki/MSNCensorship
http://virtuelvis.com/archives/2006/02/microsoft-censoring-msn-messenger
Post 04 Aug 2007, 22:33
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OzzY



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If it was for security they could have added the option for enabling and disabling it and also a blacklist of URLS defined by the user.
Otherwise it's censorship!
Post 04 Aug 2007, 22:43
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DustWolf



Joined: 26 Jan 2006
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OzzY wrote:
If it was for security they could have added the option for enabling and disabling it and also a blacklist of URLS defined by the user.
Otherwise it's censorship!


It's Microsoft. Wink
Post 05 Aug 2007, 00:18
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