I have recently learned that my site www.xn--e1aaoyck.tk (browsers translate to www.секрет.tk), which is an attempt to make an NSA proof search engine, has been blocked by many companies such as Facebook, Stumbleupon, and Best Buy for being unsafe or inappropriate. This is despite the fact that there is NO malicious content on the site and NO adult content… Unless you call freedom of speech inappropriate.
It first came to my attention when attempting to show a friend the site on a computer at Best Buy, whose content blocking software blocked the site, despite not blocking many other site (in fact it didn’t block ANY of the other sites I tried. I thought nothing of this, and just figured they block some unknown sites. Then a couple weeks later, I attempted to post a link to the site on a face book page that I am the admin of, and face book gave a block noticed saying I couldn’t post the link. Here is a screenshot:
I then went to check if the site was blocked on other sites, and sure enough it was blocked on stumble upon. Here is a screenshot:
The site was started as an open source/open use project to make a search engine that is protected from hacking and snooping and to teach others how to do the same. It uses several proven techniques as well as two new features. One called drunycode (a method of encrypting urls with foreign characters) and the second is this government warning:
“All search queries and use off this website are considered electronic communication between our files and systems to a user by means of transfer of signal, writing, data, etc. transmitted by whole or in part by a wire, photoelectronic, or photooptical system that affects interstate or foreign commerce. Therefore all use of this website is protected by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (18 U.S.C. ï¿½ï¿½ 2510ï¿½2522) and any attempt to read, watch, seize, or intercept data on users or searches will be considered a breach of this law and a warrantless search.”
Please feel free to create fake face book or stumble upon accounts and test it for yourselves. Also feel free to scan it for malicious content or adult material… The only explanation is corporate or government censorship.
Sent to us by the author, Andrew Edwards.