In some countries internet has monitored or censored content in countries like Syria, Iran, China, North Korea etc.
Some people in these countries can used specialized tools to circumvent censorship of things the government don’t want you to see. In one case, people in Iran aren’t allowed to use Facebook.
We like western rock music, we like middle eastern music too. And we like it when bands play outside of their normal traditional audience base. U2 have done concerts in Israel and Lebanon.
Which why this is sad….
This fan forum for U2 isn’t produced by the band themselves, but a independent fan group.
We can’t go onto this forum, as we are currently in Jerusalem, Israel. The authors of the site have blocked anyone from using this forum (we have never even registered) with an Israeli IP address.
This is where this tool gets around this nicely….
No need to change any of the settings, once its running, my IP address can’t be traced…
Everything now working…..
This blog and the ethos of xBible isn’t political. We would like to see Jews and Arabs in the holy land be able to dialogue about rock music. Blockage of this site isn’t done by Israel, its by the site owners with grudge against the country we are in. 😦 Israel doesn’t have any blocked web content.
We don’t currently have any users we can try using the internet in Tehran, Damascus, Gaza, Saana, etc who can test any possible blocked sites at the moment, but we certainly want to get xBible out there, to enable to get the full experience of the internet the way it was meant to be, as its likely Christian content on the web may not be visible for residents of these countries.
UltraSurf and another app called FreeGate (intended for Chinese) will be included on xBible for users to be free of government or ISP blocked content, or blocked country-specific IPs of the web page’s authors.