About a week ago, Turkey announced that they would be blocking Twitter. Naturally this did not sit well with many of its residents and people overseas but apparently the ban did not help. In fact it actually increased the number of tweets, not to mention many found ways around the ban by downloading and using VPNs as well as utilizing Google’s DNS to bypass it.
Turkey has since lifted the ban but now that it has been revealed that Google’s DNS could be used to bypass bans, Google has found that Turkey has started to block Google’s DNS and that Turkish internet service providers are actually masquerading as Google DNS, reportedly to spy on its users. (more…)