Sunday, May 15, 2011

Blogger became inaccessible again.

Blogger became inaccessible today and this time we could not even log into blogger. The tech-team working on issues related to internet was informed of this and they have posted their opinion on the current status. It seems there is something fishy about the way free speech through blogging community is being checked. I am starting another blog in wordpress and will be posting the link to it. I will be posting the same material in both. I am circulating this mail to my contacts in press and others. We wish that the current establishment at Delhi is not venturing into stuffs that strangulate freedom of speech.

Given below is the observation by the tech-team on the current development which however was solved  as it is seen that I am able to post this mail.


Blogger Domain Inaccessible Again

Blogspot sub domain was recently blocked in India for analysing the central monitoring system of India. Although the central monitoring system of India needs parliamentary oversight, yet India has been deliberately ignoring this aspect.

Jayasree Saranathan has reported that Blogger is not accessible once again. However, the sub domain Blogspot is still accessible but the account holder cannot log in. Even the Blogger status is not mentioning about any scheduled maintenance or other reason for this outage. However, the Help Forum of Google is carrying a note of scheduled maintenance. Google or Blogger is not going to answer to the cause of this outage as it did last time or it would give an excuse of scheduled maintenance once more.

Google has been censoring critical web posts regarding Aadhar project of India and unique identification authority of India (UIDAI) for the past two or more years. Further, it has also temporarily filtered some of our posts questioning the practice of World Bank to grant unaccountable loans to countries like India.

Blogger/Blogspot is one of the most popular Blogging platforms and this may cause trouble as well. To avoid any technical difficulties, website blocking by government, Internet censorship exercise, etc, a Blogger must also open a mirror site on a different platform like WordPress. This way you can keep on sharing your valuable views with the community in an uninterrupted manner.

We would come up with more detailed analysis subsequently, if required. Meanwhile kindly protest against the illegal and unconstitutional websites blocking powers of Indian government and the e-police state that India has become.

 Updated on 15-05-2011

Blogger is back

5/13/2011 10:33:00 AM
(Cross-posted from the Blogger Buzz blog)

What a frustrating day. We’re very sorry that you’ve been unable to publish to Blogger for the past 20.5 hours. We’re nearly back to normal—you can publish again, and in the coming hours posts and comments that were temporarily removed should be restored. Thank you for your patience while we fix this situation. We use Blogger for our own blogs, so we’ve also felt your pain.

Here’s what happened: during scheduled maintenance work Wednesday night, we experienced some data corruption that impacted Blogger’s behavior. Since then, bloggers and readers may have experienced a variety of anomalies including intermittent outages, disappearing posts, and arriving at unintended blogs or error pages. A small subset of Blogger users (we estimate 0.16%) may have encountered additional problems specific to their accounts. Yesterday we returned Blogger to a pre-maintenance state and placed the service in read-only mode while we worked on restoring all content: that’s why you haven’t been able to publish. We rolled back to a version of Blogger as of Wednesday May 11, so your posts since then were temporarily removed. Those are the posts that we’re in the progress of restoring.

Again, we are very sorry for the impact to our authors and readers. We try hard to ensure Blogger is always available for you to share your thoughts and opinions with the world, and we’ll do our best to prevent this from happening again.

1 comment:

BK Chowla, said...

The fact that we are pointing a finger towards the establishment is proof enough that we have lost faith in the system of governance