website statistics

GitHub, the popular social coding website, is no longer accessible in mainland China. In all probability, the Chinese government has blocked it at the DNS level.

What is the next Gadget you want?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading ... Loading ...

Chinese government keeps expanding the list of websites which it blocks in the country. Notorious for the suppression of freedom of speech, some had hoped that the regime would at least spare the hardcore software part of the internet. But that doesn’t seem to be the case as the government has now reportedly blocked access to GitHub.


GitHub

GitHub is one of the most famous social coding websites. Developers flock to the website to learn about new tools, help each other out and pool their resources to different projects. The recent blocking of the website in China was first revealed by the Chinese web monitoring site, GreatFire, which stated,

“GitHub completely blocked in China now, including HTTPS: https://en.greatfire.org/https/github.com. Bad news for Chinese software developers.”

Within a few hours, many other developers were reporting that they were unable to directly access GitHub from mainland China. The website had been blocked on a DNS level which is why most users directly blame the government for having revoked access to it.

Chinese developers can still access the website through a range of proxy tools. But that will slow things down for them and also make code submission and other activities on GitHub a hassle.

Commenting on the whole issue, a GitHub spokesperson has stated, “GitHub is still investigating, but it does appear that we’re at least being partly blocked by the Great Firewall of China. We’re looking into it, and will update with more information when we have it.” Suffice to say that the move by Chinese government is yet another shameless violation of basic human rights.

Courtesy: TNW

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


US P2P Users Buy 30% More Music, Reveals Google-Commissioned Survey

[Video] BlackBerry Z10 vs iPhone 5, Head-to-Head Comparison
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On January 22, 2013(1 year, 2 months ago.)

Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

At the beginning level, many people don't know how to use Gmail properly. For them, a here's a helpful guideline.
Skype now allows you to call directly from your Outlook account. Find the step-by-step installation process from this tutorial.
This tutorial helps you quickly resolve four of the most common problems that occur with Windows XP.
After releasing Look Back, many people didn't like it. So Facebook planned to add an Edit tool to the feature and now you can edit your Facebook Look Back video.
Do you want to record Skype calls but don't know how to do that? Then this guide is absolutely for you. Get inside the article for details.
Do you know that many companies can track you on Facebook? Do you want to know who they are? Do you want to block them?
So you've been planning on replacing your old hard drive with the new drive? This tutorial helps you with a few simple steps.
Bitcoin is a digital currency that has gained extraordinary momentum in the last few months. This tutorial helps you get started with the basics.
Android lockscreen can be secured in a number of ways, some of which are described in this brief tutorial.
This review of iSkysoft Video Converter tells you everything you want to know about this Win 8/7 compatible video/DVD tool. Check the below to learn more details.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook