So, boingboing.net has been blocked by the sole, government owned ISP in the United Arab Emerites for, disseminating information that is “inconsistent with the religious, cultural, political and moral values of the United Arab Emirates.”
I’d like some Neocon who supports the President’s decision to hand our physical ports over to the UAE to explain this to me, because any country that bans Boing Boing is about as far from enlightened or democratic as you can get.
Xeni also points out that a Netfilter security firm employed by the US Gov. and several private sector corporations has blocked Boing Boing as well, dropping their url into the same category as porn sites. Which means the US Government is on the same page as the UAE when it comes to disseminating information. Like that’s a huge surprise.