Vodafone blocks Chaos Computer Club site, fueling ‘Net censorship concerns in UK
Vodafone UK isn’t letting its customers access the website of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), one of the oldest and largest associations of computer hackers in Europe.
It’s not clear why the mobile operator has blocked the ccc.de website since late last week, but the CCC believes it’s because its site has been misclassified in the Internet filtering system used by Vodafone.
Since its founding in 1981 in Berlin, the CCC has highlighted security risks in technology affecting a large number of people, has exposed government surveillance and has advocated for privacy and freedom of information online. Every year the group organizes the Chaos Communication Congress, the largest hacker convention in Europe.