09 November 2013

Singapore to Block Ashley Madison

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The block has been implemented, at least for Starhub internet users, I can't access the site,

ashleymadison.sg blocked

Yesterday I managed to view the page on my office computer though, I think we are using Singtel internet, but no problem, that can be easily bypassed using a proxy server such as ninjacloak.com,

ninjacloak.com

ashleymadison.sg

In the name of internet freedom, I don't think our government should block the website, there are plenty of other adult friend finding websites available such as adultfriendfinder.com, idateasia.com, thailovelinks.com, the list just goes on and on. I know Ashley Madison is different, they are more aggressive with their marketing, maybe we should simply limit the amount of marketing they can do rather than block them? I'm not their supporter but I really don't think our government should block this block that, it's so annoying, and it's not as if blocking this one website will decrease the number of divorce cases caused by infidelity, if the spouse is meant to cheat, he/she is meant to cheat, do they really think blocking one website will make it less likely to happen? They might as well make it illegal to cheat on spouse, I think that would be far more effective.

Another thing comes to mind, porn sites, over the years, this MDA has blocked so many of my favourite porn streaming sites, I had to experiment with several proxy servers but the experience is mostly terrible, I have yet to find a decent proxy that can run it all, ninjacloak.com is decent, but it won't run the videos on most of my favourite sites. These are all adult content meant for adults obviously, so if they don't want kids to have access to these content, it's up to the parents to ensure, our ISPs provide safe surf services, the parents can utilize the service to filter off unwanted content for their children, there's really no need to block everything, depriving every resident of our rights to porn, so annoying, we are not children, please. And it's not as if we don't have alternatives, porn is ALWAYS available as long as you are on the internet, you can't block it all.

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