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[Update: Google too] T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon offer free calls to Turkey following Istanbul airport attack

[Update: Google too] T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon offer free calls to Turkey following Istanbul airport attack

I wish I didn't have to sit here and write these kinds of posts. I wish we weren't living in times where companies are compelled to offer free calls to countries following tragedies like these (instead of celebrations or national holidays or happy events), especially when they're conducted by fellow man and not inevitable fits of nature. But here we are, mourning another terrorist attack that has taken the lives of 36 persons and injured over 140 in Turkey's Ataturk Airport in Istanbul.

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[Update: 4 Sites Unblocked] Indian Government Blocks At Least 32 Websites For Hosting Pro-ISIS Content, Including Github, Archive.org, Vimeo

[Update: 4 Sites Unblocked] Indian Government Blocks At Least 32 Websites For Hosting Pro-ISIS Content, Including Github, Archive.org, Vimeo

In a move that is both troubling and confusing, India’s Department of Telecom has compelled ISPs to block a group of popular websites at the DNS level. While the initial reasoning was unknown, it has since been reported that this ban is due to the websites allegedly playing host to content favorable to the terrorist group ISIS. The banned list includes many popular and largely non-political sites like Github and Vimeo.

Banned sites include Github, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Archive.org, and Pastebin. The entire purported list of blocked URLs is below from Pranesh Prakash.

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Tweets from a senior official of India’s ruling party read,

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