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WebUpd8 Can Be Accessed From Turkey Again

About a month ago, custom domain Blogger blogs have been blocked in Turkey by mandate of the Turkish Government and since WebUpd8 is hosted on Blogger, it couldn't be accessed from Turkey.

But last night, with the help of WebUpd8 reader AloneWalker who pointed that only custom domain Blogger IPs are blocked, a blog post from a Turkish blog and TOR with Turkey exit nodes (for testing), I was able to get WebUpd8 working in Turkey again.

Bypass Censorship and Browse The Web Safer with Freegate

freegate servers

Freegate is a free anti-censorship software for secure and fast Internet access. It is a Windows application that runs on most Windows platforms from Windows 98 to Vista, as well as on Linux and MAC through Wine.

Freegate is a green and free software. You may download and run it without any installation.


You may also want to install Gproxy (if that link does not work, try this one) which is a Firefox/Thunderbird add-on (tool bar and status bar icon) that helps users to manage and switch proxy settings easily. It supports GPass, FreeGate, UltraSurf, Garden, and other proxy systems, with Chinese and English interface.