AFTER BLOCKING ZERO HEDGE AND OTHERS, NZ TELCOS DEMAND BIG-TECH CENSORSHIP SURGE TO “PROTECT CONSUMERS” | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


AFTER BLOCKING ZERO HEDGE AND OTHERS, NZ TELCOS DEMAND BIG-TECH CENSORSHIP SURGE TO “PROTECT CONSUMERS”

People are emailing me about these bans.

I just now browsed (on a remote machine under my control) ZeroHedge, Gab and Dissenter without any problems on Spark, the largest ISP in NZ. Also, my small, regional ISP has not blocked any of these sites.

Whatever is happening with regard to sites being blocked in NZ, it’s definitely not consistent for everyone here.

Since I’m not experiencing any bans, I can’t say how to bypass this for sure, however, it might be as simple as changing your DNS settings to use any of several public DNS services. I recommend CloudFlare’s public DNS.

If you’re more technically adept, or if your ISP is using a transparent DNS proxy and won’t let you use an alternate DNS, you might want to check out DNSCrypt.

If the bans go beyond DNS, you can look into using a VPN service. I consider all VPNs to be potential honeypots, so I don’t recommend any of them, even the one I personally use. VPNs don’t actually offer much in the way of privacy, regardless of their claims of not keeping any activity logs, etc. They simply change who can spy on your activity from your ISP and the cops and spooks in your country to the VPN provider and the cops and spooks in that country.

The key point to remember when using VPNs is this: Don’t think you’re doing much to protect yourself by using a VPN. Think of it more as playful antics that can be used to frustrate an overzealous dog catcher.

Hint: Don’t use VPNs headquartered in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Australia or New Zealand. And even if you choose a VPN outside the 5 Eyes System, I’d assume they have that traffic anyway.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the New Zealand and other potential censors; I have utterly no need to be "protected", and will ultimately find a away to watch what I want to, thank you very much.

I am a logical human, who does not get swayed, or influenced by anything other than facts.

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