AT&T lifts 4chan-block, raid suspendedPosted: July 27, 2009
In a surprisingly swift move, AT&T has lifted the blockade of 4chan.org and its «/b/»-section.
We have earlier written about when and why the ban was put in place, but only 15-16 hours after the 4chan-block was first reported, CentralGadget and TechCrunch now reports that AT&T has indeed confirmed that the block has been lifted.
«AT&T has confirmed that they are currently blocking portions of the internet site 4chan.org, but states that they are «following the practices of their policy department.»»
At 11:15 PM, it appears AT&T have restored network-wide access to all areas of 4chan. Still, there has been no official confirmation to this from moot, the founder of 4chan.org.
On the «official» raid-forum, Anon rejoices and informs that «All rioting/’war’/protests have been suspended for the time being». That might be a good thing, considering there is already circulating rumors that Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, has been found dead outside his home.
Assuming AT&T doesn’t repeat its mistakes, it seems the score is 0-1 in the fight between MegaCorp. vs. Net Neutrality – and another notch in the belt for 4chan’s Anonymous.