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Great Firewall of UK Blocks Game Patch Because of Substring Matches

January 23, 2014

Great Firewall of UK Blocks Game Patch Because of Substring Matches – January 22, 2014 at 10:06PM

Sockatume writes "Remember the fun of spurious substring matches, AKA the Scunthorpe problem? The UK’s advanced ‘intelligent’ internet filters do. Supposedly the country’s great new filtering regime has been blocking a patch for League of Legends because some of the filenames within it include the substring ‘sex.’ Add one to the list of embarrassing failures for the nation’s new mosaic of opt-out censorship systems, which have proven themselves incapable of distinguishing between abusive sites and sites for abuse victims, or sites for pornography versus sites for sexual and gender minorities."

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