Featured Post Updated below with responses from Mobango, links to a strange statement from Airtel, previous reports of blocks and a new instance of a site called Zone-H being blocked for apparently pointing out falsification of information by a Hyberabad based company. Earlier today: It's like 2006 all over again, and the forums and mailing lists are abuzz with this; we've got a few emails as well. Some ISPs in India appear to have begun blocking access to certain sites, including blogging site TypePad, bulk SMS site ClickATell.com, Mauj Telecom owned mobile apps site Mobango. I'm able to access Typepad from my MTNL connection. Screenshots Karthik Sridhar from VisualData* sends us the following screenshot for Clickatell: Here's a screenshot that Tarun Dua, who has an Airtel connection, sent to MediaNama: Vikram Phukan sent us a screenshot of the error page while trying to access his Typepad dashboard. We tried accessing the sites from our Airtel Edge and 3G enabled handset and got the same error. On the India Gii mailing list, Dua wrote that "Looks like they are using a transparent proxy to deny access to sites based on host header." He had previously posted on the India gii mailing about a similar issue while accessing ClickATell.com, a bulk SMS provider, again on Airtel DSL. We've written to Airtel as well as Mobango.com for a clarification on the government ordered blocking of these sites, as well as Gulshan Rai, head of CERT-in, the government agency responsible for blocking. Hate say 'we told…
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