Yahoo Groups blocked in India

Lately, I haven’t been able to access the Yahoo Groups (groups.yahoo.com) from back here in India. There are tons of .NET-related groups which I browse once in a while to respond to queries, get answers to my own questions and share custom code snippets. Unfortunately, following an order by the Government of India, Indian ISP’s have blocked access to Yahoo Groups due to some political and anti-national content. However, I figured out a quick “hack” to still?access Yahoo Groups by accessing any one of the localized gateways like groups.yahoo.co.uk or groups.yahoo.com.au.

I still haven’t understood the need to ban the entire groups community just because of some violating elements. Instead of censoring the whole thing it would have been more sensible to appoint a task force and restrict those few violating elements. What’s next – barring Internet!

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