I think they can see the subdomain too (i.e. en.wikipedia.org or tr.wikipedia.org) but yeah.
On Thu, 24 May 2018, 09:13 James Hare, <jh...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > On Thu, May 24, 2018 at 12:55 AM, David Cuenca Tudela <dacu...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > Hi Eileen, > > > > Thanks for the follow up and for the nice letter that you wrote to the > > Turkish Minister. There is something I do not understand about Turkey's > > block and maybe you (or somebody else) could offer some insights about > it. > > > > Apparently the ban was issued because it was felt that Turkey was > > misrepresented in some articles. My question is, why didn't they block > only > > the offending articles (as they did in the past with other articles) > > instead of the whole site? > > > > Regards, > > David > > > > One of the effects of Wikipedia's HTTPS-only policy is that ISPs, the > Turkish government, and other parties who may be monitoring traffic can't > see the contents of the traffic – they can only see a connection between > your machine and "wikipedia.org". The option to selectively block traffic > doesn't exist because they can't see what that traffic even is. > > So why not allow HTTP-only connections if it gives the Turkish government > the option to block the articles it wants and letting the others through? > Political implications of that aside, the result is that a user couldn't > really guarantee what they were reading was Wikipedia. Which is to say, the > policy of only allowing access to Wikipedia over a secure connection is how > Wikipedia guarantees that you are actually reading Wikipedia and not > Wikipedia plus injected propaganda or injected advertisements or what have > you. > > > ---- > James Hare > Associate Product Manager > Wikimedia Foundation > https://wikimediafoundation.org > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>