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Toliver182
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Registered: ‎04-04-2013

EE censoring/filtering 4GEE internet connections. IMGUR.COM

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Hi All

 

UPDATE: EE HAVE SINCE CONTACTED ME TO SAY THAT EE IS NOT RESTRICTING ACCESS TO IMGUR

 

THAT THE BELOW EMAIL IS INCORRECT, EE APPOLAGISED

 

EE ARE INVESTIGATING AND WILL ESTABLISH WHY ACCESS TO THIS SITE IS UNAVAILABLE AT PRESENT.

 

For All PR/Media:

 

I do not have content lock enabled. I had my content lock removed on day 1 of my contract in 2012. 


EE are filtering their customer’s internet connections.

Access to the website http://imgur.com is being blocked by EE.

EE state on their website that they do not block access to any legal sites.:

EE Block - 

http://help.ee.co.uk/system/selfservice.controller?ARTICLE_ID=20164&CONFIGURATION=1016&PARTITION_ID=...


The Internet Watch Foundation has stated they are not blocking http://imgur.com:

 

https://twitter.com/toliver182/status/400214629374103552

 

EE's executive office have confirmed to myself that they are currently blocking the whole of http://imgur.com
EE will not tell me why they are blocking this website.

Attached is the email I recieved from EE stating they are blocking the website:

EMAIL CONFIRMATION:

 

Edit for clarity:

 


This is affecting 4GEE customers only.

 

4GEE Customers are routed via the "T-mobile" ISP or the "Orange" ISP. I believe this is due to load balancing. 

 

To see what ISP you are currently using simply visit the link below and look at the ISP label.

http://whatismyipaddress.com/

 

The censor is currently only affecting customers routed via the T-Mobile ISP

 

The executive representative stated that it should be restriced via the Orange ISP also and i am "Lucky" that I can access the website sometimes.

 

http://imgur.com is an image host; it provides most of the content for http://reddit.com


It’s also worth noting that the list of websites that have been court ordered to be blocked in the UK are still accessible using EE


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_websites_blocked_in_the_United_Kingdom

 

I have not received an adequate response or solution from EE.


I will be making an application to CISAS (Communications and Internet Services Adjudication Scheme)

 

I am happy with every other aspect of service from EE. I do not wish to cancel my contract. I just want the service I am paying for.