It’s a small world after all, especially on the Internet. Iran recently stepped up its censorship of porn. Iran’s national telecom used Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to fake routes for 256 adult websites, in order to block access. It exposed a major problem with the Internet, and how one countries’ policies can have unintended consequence for others who love their porn. It can be a little complicated, but the most basic explanation is that internet service providers look for the shortest pathway to website IP address. When Iran created fake BGP pathways to block certain websites, some service providers mistook them as real, and so users were directed to blank pages for those websites. A surprisingly large number of countries were close enough to seek out the fake Iran pathways, creating a much broader white out for a number of adult websites. While clearly Middle Eastern countries were affected, Iran’s censorship also reached India’s Bharti Airtel, Russia’s RETN, Indonesia’s Telekomunikasi and Hong Kong’s Hutchison, which are all significant ISPs in their respective regions. Slowly the service providers realized the mistake, and within 28 hours, things began to return to normal. But it shows how vulnerable the Internet can be, and how just like that, we could lose porn. So you should enjoy the time you have for the time you have it. Because porn may not always be around. Stock up on external hard drives with terabytes of space and start hoarding.
Border Gateway Protocol, Censor, Censorship, Hong Kong, India, Internet, Iran, Porn
Israeli legislators have approved a bill blocking all porn in the state of Israel, unless you specifically request access from your provider. The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation unanimously approved the bill. If you want to access porn online in Israel, you will have to notify your internet service provider either by writing to them, calling them directly or notifying them through their website. From here, the bill to the Knesset (the full legislature) for approval and passage into law. The bill’s sponsor, Shuli Moalem-Refaeli, responded to criticism saying, “This isn’t Iran. As parliamentarians and public leaders, we must put up road signs that say ‘this is how we think society should behave. The average age that children are exposed to pornographic sites is 8. I don’t think it is right for us to leave things like that.” She added, “In the balance between the private individual and society we take a wide view. We are calling to create a society that protects itself from things for which we pay a heavy price. A person who is interested in these sites needs to understand that at the moment Israel is in a process, that he is an individual but part of a whole society.” It may not be Iran, but Israel now joins China, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Kuwait, Mali, Qatar, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, South Korea and Iran in blocking porn.
Blocking, Internet, Iran, Israel, Knesset, Legislature, Porn, Pornography, Websites
Candy Charms has 32LL boobs. No, wait, let us say that again, 32LL boobs. She’s a porn star, of course. And she is taking international heat from Iranians who are livid over her visit to the country. Iran is so conservative they didn’t even want a porn star touching down in the country. Why was Candy in Iran, you might ask? To get a nose job. Surprised. Well, Iran has the fourth largest nose job industry, behind only Brazil, Mexico and the United States. And it’s cheap compared to the United States or Candy’s home country of Britain, which has made Iran a tourist destination for high-quality plastic surgery at discount rates, roughly $1,800 to $4,600. “My nose was not straight and they are the best in the world in nose surgery. I had my nose done,” Candy wrote. “Loved Tehran. The people are so kind and generous. Really overwhelmed by the whole trip. The people are amazing,” she added. But not all of Iran loved her back. More than 40,000 people have commented on her post, and a number of them have expressed outrage, calling a porn star’s presence in the country offensive. One user, Nasser, even wrote, “What was a slut like you doing in my country?” Lucky for Candy she got in and out before any hater noticed. She could have been stoned. But luckily her boobs would have likely shielded her from all but the most accurate of stone throwers. So she probably could have got out just fine regardless.
Boobs, Breasts, Britain, Candy Charms, Iran, Nose Job, Plastic Surgery, Porn Star, Tits