An Analysis of MICT’s Secret Blocklist, 26 May 2006

December 6, 2006

On close examination of the MICT blocklist of 2328 websites (some may have been unblocked as MICT’s numbering reaches 2772), no websites appear in categories 1-3. While there are only a few appearances in categories 4 and 5, it could not be determined what made their content offensive.

The largest grouping is, predictably, Category 6, which appears to be pornography of various persuasions. Pornography is specifically illegal in Thailand. There are therefore procedures to be followed by the Royal Thai Police, including requests to Interpol to have the offending content removed in the foreign countries where the servers are located. The present approach by MICT could not even begin to stop Internet pornography in Thailand or anywhere else as there are now tens of millions of distinct websites.

Of interest to this researcher are Categories 7-9. Category 7 appears to consist of anonymous proxy servers, used effectively in China and many other countries to evade web censorship. This is clearly undemocratic as public policy and violates both Section 37 of the Constitution as the Telecommunications Act.

Category 8 appears to consist of websites containing Thai political content with many focussing on the South, in particular, the Pattani United Liberation Organisation which is, as far as I know, not a banned organisation in Thailand. Even if it is a banned organisation, is it legal to block PULO’s appeal to the United Nations? This also is clearly undemocratic as public policy and violates both Section 37 of the Constitution as the Telecommunications Act.

Category 9 appears to consist of websites which content concerns the Thai monarchy. As we are not able to view the content of these sites we should examine MICT’s past actions in which the entire website of Yale University, one of the world’s most respected universities and which number Thai Royalty among their alumni.

C. J. Hinke

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66.90.73.31 9 5/2/06
67.159.6.194 9 2/22/06
67.159.6.195 9 2/22/06
67.159.6.196 9 2/22/06
67.159.6.197 9 2/22/06
67.159.6.198 9 2/22/06
all-asia.blogspot.com/2006/01/king-never-smiles.html 8 4/28/06
anon.free.anonimizer.com 7 5/14/06
anonymouse.ws 7 5/16/06
beritadaripatani.mine.nu 8 6/25/04
bhumiphol.hawaiipicposts.net 9 5/22/06
bhumiphol.hawaiianpimponline.net 9 5/15/06
bhumiphol.hwphdnw.net 9 5/8/06
bloodsiam.fateback.com 8 11/9/04
cybersyndrome.net 7 7/12/04
hawaiianpimp.net 8 5/26/06
hawaiianpimonline.net 9 5/15/06
hhn1.hawaiianpimponline.net 9 5/17/06
hhn1.hawaiipicposts.net 9 5/22/06
hhn1.hhnw.net 9 5/2/06
hhn2.hawaiianpimponline.net 9 5/17/06
hhn2.hawaiipicposts.net 9 5/22/06
hhn2.hhnw.net 9 5/2/06
hujiko.com 7 5/16/06
hwphdnw.net 9 5/8/06
kine.dyndns.org 7 11/15/04
members.fortunecity.com/anuwong 8 4/5/04
mezzy.com 7 7/15/04
mict.hwphdnw.net 9 5/2/06
pataninews.netfirms.com 8 12/21/04
pppb.org 8 4/28/06
proxify.com 7 5/16/06
pulo.org 8 5/16/06
pulo1.netfirms.com 8 4/28/06
pulo99-2000.netfirms.com 8 4/28/06
puloinfo.net 8 5/26/06
utusan.netfirms.com 8 6/6/05
http://www.bhumiphol.hawaiipicposts.net 9 5/22/06
http://www.bhumiphol.hawaiianpimponline.net 9 5/15/06
http://www.campusi.com/bookFind/asp/
bookFindPriceLst.asp?prodId=0300106823
8 4/28/06
http://www.cybersyndrome.net 7 5/9/06
http://www.geocities.com/beritadaripatani 7 2/12/04
http://www.geocities.com/bloodsiam 7 11/9/04
http://www.geocities.com/manusayasa 8 3/29/04
http://www.geocities.com/pulo99_2000 8 4/28/06
http://www.geocities.com/pulosatu 8 4/28/06
http://www.geocities.com/thaisanti 7 3/26/04
http://www.hawaiianpimponline.net 9 5/15/06
http://www.hwphdn.net 9 5/24/06
http://www.ipzap.com 7 4/18/06
http://www.kine.dyndns.org 7 11/15/04
http://www.mezzy.com 8 11/22/05
http://www.mict.hwphdnw.net 9 5/2/06
http://www.pataninews.com 8 4/18/06
http://www.patanistudents.com 8 4/18/06
http://www.pmhro.org 8 5/18/06
http://www.pppb.org 8 4/28/06
http://www.proxify.com 7 5/16/06
http://www.proxy4free.com 7 5/12/04
http://www.proxyhunters.com 7 6/4/04
http://www.proxys4all.com 7 6/4/06
http://www.proxz.com 7 1/7/04
http://www.publicproxyservers.com 7 6/4/04
http://www.pulonetfirms.com 8 4/28/06
http://www.puloinfo.net 9 5/8/06
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5 Responses to “An Analysis of MICT’s Secret Blocklist, 26 May 2006”


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