A quick weekend-look around the MechaWorks network of sites.
Over on CentralGadget.com, we’re providing up-to-the-minute coverage of AT&T blocking portions of 4chan. The law clearly isn’t on AT&T’s side, and we’re giving you the phone numbers to complain to customer support.
Our deal site, CheapenGadget.com has a new chief editor, Mike Zielonka. And we’re posting more (good) technology deals than ever before. Bookmark it, drop it in your feed reader, just tune in… or miss out on the deals.
Finally, over on AnimeNews.biz, all the breaking news from Comic-Con.
9 responses to “Around the Network: AT&T Blocks 4chan, and Deals Deals Deals”
Oh man, the Channers are gonna make AT&T what the freaken’ plank!
Buh bye, AT&T, ya frothing fascists!
okie… you can not block 4chan for the life of anybody… I will admit that there are anons everywhere… but if you are going to block 4chan the person who is blocking will go down.. and they will get hurt..
They call us stupid, childish, blah, blah. BUT we get the job done.
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What is 4chan?
This wikipedia entry will explain everything: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4chan
Why the heck is AT&T blocking it? Anyway, you guys know the routing, read the following and take action:There is a legitimate, well organized, movement underway to force the USA wireless carriers to open their networks, and stop crippling phones. It is being run by the same folks fighting for net neutrality. Please show your support and spread the word.Read the page:http://www.freepress.net/freemyphoneSign the petition (and email Congress and the FCC):https://secure.freepress.net/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=333Follow it on facebook:http://www.facebook.com/pages/FreeMyPhone/89600309468Follow it on Twitter:http://twitter.com/freemyphoneFollow it with the RSS feed:http://www.freepress.net/taxonomy/term/5718/feed
Wow, that last post got all screwed up. Here is how it should have looked, so you can actually read the darn thing…
Why the heck is AT&T blocking it? Anyway, you guys know the routing, read the following and take action:
There is a legitimate, well organized, movement underway to force the USA wireless carriers to open their networks, and stop crippling phones. It is being run by the same folks fighting for net neutrality. Please show your support and spread the word.
Read the page:
Sign the petition (and email Congress and the FCC):
Follow it on facebook:
Follow it on Twitter:
Follow it with the RSS feed:
And once again, it NEVER fails with the incessant lying, as lying is a way of life for these hacker creeps. I salute AT&T for blocking viruses, trojans and nasty spider scripts, as that is what the REAL truth is as to WHY AT&T has flashed the middle finger [blocked] to 4 Chan. Why should AT&T waste time and energy in dealing with viruses, trojans and uncontrollable script programs emanating from the 4 Chan site?
I don’t condone censorship and I certainly don’t condone lies “in the name of lulz”. The only thing 4 Chan has proven again and again, is that they are infantile and violent. A bunch of two year olds who go on tirades. And just like an out of control two year old, they need some REAL hard slaps from the school of hard knocks.
Any consequences or denial of internet access to AT&T customers due to NAZI actions emanating from 4 Chan [or any other hacker creeps for that matter], I pray that they are caught, rounded up, prosecuted beyond the extent of the law, thrown in a windowless cell and locked up forever until the day they die.
I commend AT&T for taking the step forward and I sincerely hope that other ISP’S follow suit ASAP. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Hackers cause destruction, chaos, waste everyones time and energy. Normal people on the net are SICK AND TIRED of these two year old tantrum antics that 4 Chan displays on a daily basis. These hacker creeps really and truly need to GROW THE F*** UP.
I’m not familiar with 4 chan. I’ve never been to the site, and never even heard of it before I read this blog post. However, if AT&T gets away with it, it will almost certainly open the floodgates for them to start blocking everything that upsets them. This site, for example, may be blocked eventually when they report that AT&T has changed the service agreement and therefore you can get out of your contract.
If you don’t liek the site, don’t go to it. But AT&T should not be deciding for you. As I said, I have never even heard of that site, and had no intention to visit it. But it still irks me that AT&T has decided for me that I can’t go to it.