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Internet Engineers Propose Censorship Notices

  • Cnet, Monday, December 21, 2015 3:37 PM

The Internet Engineering Steering Group has approved a new status code -- "451," in honor of the book "Fahrenheit 451" -- that will appear in error notices when people can't reach Web pages due to non-technical reasons, including censorship. "As censorship became more visible and prevalent on the Web, we started to hear from sites that they'd like to be able to make this distinction," Mark Nottingham, chair of the steering group, said.

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