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Author Topic: OpenDNS updates their censorship policy  (Read 1639 times)

Edvard

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OpenDNS updates their censorship policy
« on: February 24, 2012, 09:09:57 AM »
Oh, this is rich... can't ask for any better

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Today we published a new policy. It’s something we’ve always honored, but we’re so firm in our convictions about this particular topic that we felt it necessary to share our stance officially. OpenDNS does not provide content filtering services to governments or Internet Service Providers that contribute to oppression by censoring the Internet for their people.


As of today, I will never use another DNS service.
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Re: OpenDNS updates their censorship policy
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 11:32:24 AM »
I can't switch to OpenDNS ... 'cause I'm already using it. :D

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Re: OpenDNS updates their censorship policy
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 11:58:31 AM »
The only thing I don't like about OpenDNS is that though it touts that the community polices the filters, the mods can put a filter in place with no recourse for the community.

But yes, it is a great service, and this is an excellent statement.

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Re: OpenDNS updates their censorship policy
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 12:29:53 PM »
I've used OpenDNS for years & the OP makes me feel like I've made the right decision in sticking with them.

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Re: OpenDNS updates their censorship policy
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 07:25:25 AM »
I've wondered before, but this seals the deal. I'm sold!
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Re: OpenDNS updates their censorship policy
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 07:38:46 AM »
I've been an advocate of OpenDNS for a few years.
However, though this policy pronouncement from OpenDNS looks pretty good on the surface, I still remain skeptical.
We shall see. When the almost inevitable pressure on them (OpenDNS) is brought to bear by some government or other (probably the US), then any tendency to cave in under that pressure will become apparent.

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Re: OpenDNS updates their censorship policy
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 08:53:53 AM »
However, though this policy pronouncement from OpenDNS looks pretty good on the surface, I still remain skeptical.
We shall see. When the almost inevitable pressure on them (OpenDNS) is brought to bear by some government or other (probably the US), then any tendency to cave in under that pressure will become apparent.

All this policy states is that OpenDNS will not help an organization or country censor the internet. I really doubt any government would pressure them into providing content filtering. To clarify, OpenDNS has never stated that they will not refuse to cooperate with any investigation into legal wrong-doing. I'm sure they'd handle any logs over to law enforcement officials straight away....and I support that.