Posted by: qambber | June 23, 2010

LHC orders Google, Yahoo and Hotmail to be blocked among 7 others


This blog post refers to this article on an Internet based Pakistani news paper “The News” (Dated June 23, 2010). The article talks about The Lahore High court’s direction to Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) to block Google, Yahoo, MSN, Hotmail and several other websites because they promote sacrilegious material.

I can understand the good intentions of LHC but I really wonder if these lawyers have ever “googled” (well known term used for searching information on the web) anything or have email accounts on Google, Yahoo or Hotmail because those who have are in for a lot of irritation and frustration.

One can only hope that PTA uses some common sense in this matter and only block pages/content (if they have to) that is unavoidable rather than crippling the complete information flow in Pakistan.

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