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Comcast has started blocking sites to customers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Anonymous Member

    Just what the title suggests. It was discovered last night when a member of the household went onto a website. Does this company have the right to censor where it's customers go?
  2. Anonymous Member

    This is not new. It was "started" as far back as 2006 with initial reports related to DirectTV. Nowadays, it often includes other competitive service providers. This is no different than say HomeDepot refusing to run ads for Lowes on their website or Google blocking Bing crawlers. Lrn2Proxy or research your service provider before you buy in.
  3. Anonymous Member

    Fucking Comcast . . .


    http://www.natlawreview.com/article...titrust-class-action-certification-more-diffi
  4. Mutante Member

    Comcast is an error. Route around it.
  5. iLikeFish Member

    We have managed to proxy around the block but it looks like an error from the site's webpage. I feel like other people may not be able to get to the site and what else can comcast block?
  6. Anonymous Member

    Then perhaps Comcast is not the problem (or not the only problem) on this occasion.
  7. Anonymous Member

    Fuck Comcast anyway. What a bunch of cunts.
  8. iLikeFish Member

    Maybe not the only problem but it's still evil.
  9. I wanted to cut the cable. I tested Vizio Costar and Chromecast. I have Comcast High speed internet and Comcast TV.

    I was tired of paying $85/month for an average plan and the mandatory HD receiver. I tested the two devices to make sure I could access live streams from various sites such as CNN.com and my local news
    broadcast stations. They worked great. So... I canceled Comcast TV.
    The FUCKING PRICKS block these live streams and are asking me to sign up for a Comcast TV plan again!
    I still pay a high price to them for their high speed internet service yet they block service.
    What a bunch of jerks and the politicians who let them get away with it.
  10. The Wrong Guy Member

    Comcast Declares War on Tor? | Deep Dot Web

    By Nathan Wold, September 13, 2014

    If you needed another reason to hate Comcast, the most hated company in America, they’ve just given it to you: they’ve declared war on Tor Browser.

    Reports have surfaced (Via /r/darknetmarkets and another one submitted to us) that Comcast agents have contacted customers using Tor and instructed them to stop using the browser or risk termination of service. A Comcast agent named Jeremy allegedly called Tor an “illegal service.” The Comcast agent told its customer that such activity is against usage policies.

    The Comcast agent then repeatedly asked the customer to tell him what sites he was accessing on the Tor browser. The customer refused to answer.

    The next day the customer called Comcast and spoke to another agent named Kelly who reiterated that Comcast does not want its customers using Tor. The Comcast agent then allegedly told the customer:

    Users who try to use anonymity, or cover themselves up on the internet, are usually doing things that aren’t so-to-speak legal. We have the right to terminate, fine, or suspend your account at anytime due to you violating the rules. Do you have any other questions? Thank you for contacting Comcast, have a great day.

    How did Comcast know its customers were using Tor in the first place? Because Tor Browser provides online anonymity to its users, This would mean that Comcast is monitoring the online activities of its users, to (among other things) check if they are following their Acceptable Use Policy.

    Comcast has previously been listed by the Tor project as a Bad ISP. The users of the Tor project listed Comcast as a bad ISP that is not friendly to Tor. The Tor project cited Comcast’s Acceptable Use Policy for its residential customers which claims to not allow servers or proxies under “technical restrictions.”:

    use or run dedicated, stand-alone equipment or servers from the Premises that provide network content or any other services to anyone outside of your Premises local area network (“PremisesLAN”), also commonly referred to as public services or servers. Examples of prohibited equipment and servers include, but are not limited to, email, web hosting, file sharing, and proxy services and servers;

    A Comcast spokesperson told DeepDotWeb that:

    We respect customer privacy and security and would only investigate the specifics of a customer’s account with a valid court order. And if we’re asked by a court to provide customer information, then we ask for a reasonable amount of time to notify the customer so they can decide if they would like to hire a lawyer and if they do, then we turn the case over to them and they proceed with the judge directly and we step away.

    However, this statement appears to be at odds with Comcast’s treatment of Ross Ulbricht, alleged Dread Pirate Roberts.

    Comcast previously corroborated with the FBI by providing information on alleged Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht’s internet usage. Ulbricht’s legal defense without a warrant. Ulbricht was most certainly never given a warning by Comcast or given time to contact a lawyer before he was arrested in a San Francisco library last October.

    Continued here:
    http://www.deepdotweb.com/2014/09/13/comcast-declares-war-tor/
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  11. The Wrong Guy Member

    Comcast Denies Allegations of Tor Crackdown: Users Should Continue to Report any Non-Neutral Activity

    By April Glaser, Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Excerpt:

    This morning Comcast issued a statement denying that the ISP is blocking Tor and denying that there is any record of exchanges between Comcast and Tor users. The Vice President went as far as to say that he also uses Tor at times, adding, “Comcast doesn’t monitor our customer’s browser software, web surfing or online history.”

    But considering the fact that Comcast hasn’t always been completely transparent about its network practices, we still invite Internet users to contact us if they’ve been discouraged from using Tor by any Internet service provider. To do so, please email info@eff.org to share your story.

    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/...rackdown-users-should-continue-report-any-non
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