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March 31, 2014

Turkey is spying on users disguised as Google's DNS

When the Turkish government headed by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan decided to block Twitter on March 21, the first thing the population did to enter the website of the microblogging social network was to use Google’s DNS (8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4), because they noticed that the blockage (in the beginning) was only at that level.

Now, Google is denounced that ISPs in Turkey are disguising themselves as Google’s DNS, presumably to spy on their users. “We have received several credible reports and confirmed with our own investigation that the Google Domain Name System (DNS) has been intercepted,” the Mountain View company said on its blog.

via Google warns that Turkey is spying on users disguised as Google’s DNS – FayerWayer.

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