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BTRC blocks Skype

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  1. Atlas

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    https://www.thedailystar.net/js-polls-2018/btrc-blocks-skype-1662676
    BTRC blocks Skype

    Star Online Report

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has blocked the telecommunications application Skype.com.

    Several senior officials of the BTRC told The Daily Star that the telecom regulator blocked the Skype.com last night and its mobile application today.

    The step was taken as BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman, convicted accused of several cases including August 21 grenade attack, interviewed the nomination aspirants of the party from London through Skype, they said requesting to be unnamed.

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    The BTRC issued the order to all the international internet gateways, internet service providers, all mobile operators, they added.

    A top office barrier of the Internet Service Provider Association of Bangladesh said after getting the order they have complied within a few hours and the country is now out of service of this communication tools.

    “However other communication channels and applications are open for video chat and a wider range of video conferencing,” said the leader requesting anonymity.

    WHAT IS SKYPE?
    Skype is a telecommunications application software product that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, and smart watches via the internet and regular telephones. Skype additionally provides instant messaging services.

    Earlier in 2015, the government had blocked almost all the communication application as a wholesale basis including Facebook, Whatsapp, Viber and other applications immediately after the Supreme Court pronounced its verdict maintaining its previous ruling that upheld death penalty of two war criminals.

    In August this year ICT and Telecom Minister Mustafa Jabbar said they will consider blocking any social media site like Facebook again and if needed internet could be also shut down to save the state and citizens of the country.

    WHAT IS TARIQUE’S ROLE IN NOMINATION PROCESS?
    Through video conference, Tarique, who has been staying in London since 2008, on Sunday interviewed 540 nomination seekers from 72 constituencies of 16 districts in the two divisions at the BNP chief's Gulshan office.

    Tarique, who was sentenced to 17 years in prison in two corruption cases and life imprisonment in the August 21 grenade attack, also interviewed the nomination aspirants today, on the second day of the nomination process of BNP.

    The Awami League questioned his inclusion in the BNP nomination board and drew the Election Commission's attention to the issue.

    WHY IS TARIQUE ‘TABOO’?
    Tarique has been living in London for the last nine years.

    Convicted in several cases (in absentia) including that of the sensational August 21 grenade attack, he does not have any valid Bangladeshi travel document.

    He had handed over his passport to the UK Home Office almost four years ago.

    The UK Home Office sent his passport to the Bangladesh High Commission. He has to apply for a new passport to return home, according to a UNB report.

    Bangladesh government wants to bring Tarique back and face punishment he received in three separate cases, including the Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases.

    Besides, the Supreme Court in an order had also barred media outlets and others to publicise any statement of Tarique Rahman.
     
  2. Atlas

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    @bluesky , @Mage .

    What about the development specialist @UKBengali says about this great decision of our IT friend govt ?
    For freelancers (specially who are working at upwork ) skype is actually their livelihood . Without skype they can not contact to their client .
    currently There are thousands of freelancer who earn their livelihood from various market places . So decide to kick on their belly is a sign of development ?
    The tech friendly ( actually ignorant ) govt should learn that if they can create many scope of internet job instead of blocking them , then unemployment will be reduced .
    The govt is very fond of showing their 500 tk old age allowance , and giving beggars rikshaws to show BD as beggar free nation .
    They do not care if someone can establish themselves by their own effort .

    এই ফ্রীল্যান্সার দের পেটে লাথি মেরে কোন বালের ডেভেলপমেন্ট দিব এই মারানির পুতগুলা ?
    কুনোব্যাঙ আওয়ামী লীগের দালাল গুলার কাছে কি উত্তর আছে ? বেশি বুঝলে আগামী ভোটে ( যদি ফেয়ার হয় ) ডেভেলপমেন্ট ভরে দেয়া হবে ।
    দেশটারে বাপের দেশ ভাবলে যা হয় আর কি! আর ভাত খায়া লাভ কি ? ভাতের বদলে চেতনা খান!
     
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  3. Nilgiri

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    So let me get this straight....the use of a specific application (by political opponents) that does the exact same thing as other VOIP applications (that now the political opponents will simply migrate to themselves)...results in its specific ban?

    Then they wonder why BD is a LDC....

    My thoughts exactly....inconvenience (if contractor does have other options for you to use) at best....punishment (if he doesn't or simply now uses someone else in another country) at worst.....all on many many more people just for an optical shut out for a political opponent.

    This all keeps Bangladesh exactly where it is in Ease of doing business ranking and corruption ranking.
     
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    So dumb....a simple VPN tunnel will enable Skype....

    BD govt is so dumb.
     
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  5. Atlas

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    No disagreement . Before the genius peoples ( AL ignorant team ) blocked facebook , and that time facebook users increased in number. Who do not use facebook they have started using it with vpn .
    Do you know who is our tech minister ? Name is Mostafa jobbar who made the keyboard bijoy ( Bangla writing keyboard ; that actually worst software in this country ; avro is much comparing it) and professional peoples need to buy the filthy software with money only because this is the only software recognized by our holy of the holiest AL Govt .
    The AL fanatics did not accept avro keyboard ( that is extremely popular in Bangladesh and even in west bengal as far i know ), because mustafa jabbar is a awami member .
    In BD we will not accept anything good , but we will accept everything partisan , even if it is poison like bijoy keyboard .
    Most of peoples would never be able to type in bengali if there are no avro.
    And because of this ban , peoples who are not AL supporters , but do not want BNP to come in power , they will change side.
    AL is too stupid to understand it .

    Completely agree. We have many many scopes of real development in every sector . Only for those faggot politicians and maniac cult supporters , we are far behind .Even the religion of Bangladeshis depend on political parties now . Truly insane .

    @Nilgiri



    There is a problem using VPN . Freelancers mostly do not use Mobile internet ( mobile internet is extremely bad in Bangladesh , and in some places it's totally unreachable even with full network indicator) but use broadband. And ofcourse they use real/static IP ( dynamic Ip from broadband will resulting a ban, as our isps are small and many users use the same dynamic IP , so if more than one account is created ( at online market places ) , all account will be banned ; so dynamic IP from broadband operators is not an option for freelancers), so they easily can be traced by ISP , and Govt can easily get their data from ISP. What if they use vpn and then accuse of treason by govt ?
    So freelancers will not dare to use VPN to enrage govt .
    So basically AL is not punishing here BNP or Tareq , but punishing those peoples who live on it .
    So since all peoples can use vpn and use skype but those professional freelancers can't , so the real result it, peoples who will use skype for Adult chatting ( or even for online pimping and prostitution) they will be fine , and who are earning Halal livelihood , they will be punished .

    There is a saying that intelligent enemies are better than ignorant friends , so if even dalals will call AL as the ally of public , then do public really need those ignorant moles as friends who are even worse than intelligent enemy ?

    @mb444



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    @ AL supporters ,
    I have a proposal , Tareq Rahman use skype so skype is banned . So tareq rahman daily eat rice , so lets ban eating rice , Tareq rahman daily urinate , so lets put tax on urinate . tareq rahman defecate , so lets put tax on it if we can not stop it .
     
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  6. Mage

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    I wonder why they do this kind of things sometimes.......what is the purpose? Tareq can find other video chatting service. Only decreases BAL's popularity. Wonder what they are thinking?

    If army is deployed and they can't do EVM fraud then it will be hard for them to rig the election. This kind of action does them no good.
     
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  7. Atlas

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    It's a result of consecutive victory with rigged election,and specially when they have no fear of losing ; not because of popularity, but because they are going to win again with a rigged election .

    Bloody BNP made huge mistake by chewing Bangladesh from 2001-2006.
    I heard that even they ( M.F BNP ) didn't spare the military budget too.
    Resulting the AL dynasty for 15 years ( yes 30 December election will be a result of AL victory no doubt) , and also maybe they will be able to grab power till 2030 for consecutive 4 times.
    So they don't have to be worried .
    Their attitude is like this, we are giving the dogs ( bengal dogs) stale food, BNP used to give only food waste, so we are better, and it's sufficient for dogs ( yes we are dogs; pet dog of those two parties , even zindik Bangladeshis religion is depending on BNP and AL now ; as Allama shafi is already declared kafir by opposition BNP supporters . This Najasak nation need bamboo into their anus and exactly we are getting the bamboo, and we are considering is as blessing ) .
    If someone raise voice, will arrest him in IT law, will take in remand ( like shohidul and others) . Shala bangal to thakbi mainka chipay .
    যারা চোখ খুলে দেখে না , ভাল মন্দ বুঝে না এই নাপাক জাতের এইটাই দরকার । দুই দলের উচ্ছিষ্টই এই জাতির খাবার।
    ভুলেও এরা এরশাদ বা তৃতীয় কাউকে ভোট দিবে না , কারন এরশাদ স্বৈরাচার , আর বাকিরা ফেরেশতা।
     
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    in 2018 no one can block anything .its just need few more clicks
     
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    The dumbass leaders who the BTRC people report to (including non-techie airhead Tarana Halim) don't understand these fine nuances.

    I am sure BTRC was given the orders (block Skype!) so they just complied.

    Remember that old Banglalink ad - 'Block' Maira dao. :lol:

     
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