Russia blocks access to Nintendo Network... in an attempt to ban Telegram

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  1. TotalInsanity4

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    The 3DS and Wii U use different servers than the Switch. Have you tried on that?
     
  2. NZ_reg

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    Don't have one, can't try, sorry.
     
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  3. FAST6191

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    https://telegram.org/faq#q-where-is-telegram-based
    https://telegram.org/faq#security

    https://telegram.org/faq#q-do-you-process-data-requests

     
  4. BlackWizzard17

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    Maybe Russia is trying to help others from updating to an Un-exploitable firmware.:unsure:
     
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  5. JellyPerson

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    Putin (otherwise known as Stalin reincarnate): Hello comrades, we shall ban all free speech in order to keep our country safe.

    The masses: YES COMRADE

    Stalin reincarnate: Whoever disagrees will be sent to gulag.

    Russian National Anthem plays.
     
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  6. The Real Jdbye

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    Millions eh? They could be potentially blocking around the equivalent of x.*.*.*. (~16.7 million addresses)
    That's about 0.4% of the entire IPv4 address spectrum. Maybe not a significant percentage, but there's no way that isn't going to affect a lot of different services including anything peer-to-peer like games and file sharing.
    If we assume that "millions" means just a few million, say a conservative 4 million, that's still 0.1% of the entire IPv4 address spectrum. It's going to affect far more than just Nintendo Network.
    That's assuming all of those addresses are IPv4 addresses. If most of them are IPv6 that's different.

    I seriously doubt Telegram have anywhere near that many IP addresses to begin with. The people who made this list of IPs must have been almost picking them at random.
    It would have been much easier to block the DNS lookups with wildcard matches to catch all *.telegram.org subdomains for example. Not as effective, since it could be easily bypassed with an alternate DNS, but at least there wouldn't be false positives.
     
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  7. JellyPerson

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    Come on, comrade, we shall pick different IP addresses from this empty bottle of vodka!

    ***hearty laughter***
     
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  8. oji

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    In Russia Telegram along some other messengers was heavily used by drug dealers & also so called 'opposition' and even a few terrorism related groups. As result a goverment made some laws which force all companies to provide a way to read all messages sent by / from Russian users to a national security department. It's nothing wrong to protect country's interests, in one or another matter it happens everywhere in the world, and not always even known by masses, just think about NSA.
     
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  9. TotalInsanity4

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    By "the opposition" I assume you mean an organized group to oppose Vladimir Putin?
     
  10. oji

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    Not Putin himself, most of them oppose to an overall country, here even a meme "that country" they used to death to point it's not their country at all. They share a same nature as all other 'oppositions' guided by a colored revolution methodology used all over the continent, financed by well known sources.
     
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  11. XDel

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    Hmmm, so banning Nintendo rather than the more crass network/cultures of the Sony and Microsoft "adult" crowd, is going to preserve Russia from certain corruption?
     
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    Your mom's basement.
    Sounds a lot like 1984.
     
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    Only for those who live in a pony world. In China, for example, Telegram is blocked from 2015 or so. Most countries spy for their citizens, especially USA, just think about it, nearly every digital action of an average American user is watched and written for a future usage, by national security & commercial services like Facebook. And no one (except maybe for China) else have such a power for monitoring like US do.
     
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    That doesn't make it good, justifiable or anything we should stop criticising. For sure it's not a case of "nothing wrong to protect country's interests".
     
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    I heard that the regulator a few years ago sent out requests to block 127.0.0.1
     
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    Well, the regulator knows their reach is only local........
     
  19. Eix

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    well comrades, this is a step closer to a safer motherland and a better online gaming experience.

    by accidentally banning Nintendo, we have made their games less attractive, our gaming comrades now have a more open mind and can enjoy other platforms.

    our original internation was to bann a messaging tool that many drug dealers and terrorists use, less illegal drugs and terrorism creates a safer motherland, it may be impossible to create a truly safe motherland. but we will certainly try.

    now come comrades! let us become weebs! we shall create a more united motherland! when our glorious leader retires and is too old to help us, we shall elect our wonderful comrade Plutia to take his place!
     
  20. Viri

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    I guess Putin really is hyped for Atmosphere cfw. He really doesn't want to accidentally update, even if it means locking out the entire country from Nintendo's network. :(
     
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