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an Idaho ISP, YourT1wifi dot com, has emailed their customers informing them that they will begin blocking Twitter and Facebook practicing censorship.

Customers must contact them to be placed on the "no block list" if they want to use either site.

I feel like I have not been able to even for centuries.

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@djsundog

And there go the leopards again! Chewing on faces!

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@djsundog yeah, I saw that. I block Facebook at my router, but that doesn't mean I want my ISP to do it!

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@djsundog
Welcome to the, uhh, I don't know what.
But anyway, welcome.
Pull up a table.

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@djsundog let the Blocking Wars begin!;)

@djsundog Can I please get YourT1Wifi here in Germany,too? 😃 It's really cool how they protect their users from the BigTech surveillance platforms 👍

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@djsundog Apparently it didn't last too long:

> After the decision started attracting attention on social media, the owner of the company said the websites would only be blocked for customers who asked.

tech.slashdot.org/story/21/01/

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@SetecAstronomy I guess he found out about the tolerant left ;)

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@SetecAstronomy @djsundog

Oh wow! I guess that proves this was real, and not a phishing scam after all O_o

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@nindokag @SetecAstronomy I don't think you'd probably enjoy visiting Idaho much lol

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@djsundog @SetecAstronomy I drove through the northern panhandle of Idaho once, on the Yellowstone-to-Portland leg of a cross-country road trip. My friend who knew the northwest was like "yeah let's not stop here"

@djsundog ahahaha! I don't know what's more screwed up: the FB and Twitter with their spying and blocking or reporting your ISP about your private preferences, in details.
the brave new world we deserved.
@djsundog btw, I'm not sure if ISP can block whatever they want. it's a public offering and this usually is regulated by law. they may get sued for such practice.
@iron_bug @djsundog Some ISPs offer "family service" where some adult resources are blocked (usually just on DNS requests level) and when you sign up you can choose if you want it and also switch later.

I feel this ISP has this and they just added these websites to the adult list.
@shuro @djsundog but this is vice versa: blocking on demand. not blocking on default, without user request and special agreement.

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@djsundog I saw this! And I thought, maybe it's actually a phishing scam to get people to give the sender their ISP information?

That would make more sense than an ISP actually shooting itself in the foot this badly

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@djsundog You have to understand, a lot of people in Idaho (my homeland) are 19th Century savages; not even dumb or mean, just several tech levels behind. Those with any tech skills are pretty much Geordi-to-Pakleds.

Blocking "bad" content for them, either preemptively or on request, is probably the best idea anyone's ever had.

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