Turkey blocks Google, Microsoft and Dropbox services to ‘suppress’ mass email leaks

Jason Murdock reports:

In an attempt to curb the spread of leaked emails from a high-ranking government official, the Turkish government reportedly blocked access to a slew of well-known technology and cloud services in the country, including Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive.

According to Turkey Blocks, a web monitoring organisation that reported the outages, the nationwide censorship attempt was launched on 8 October. It followed the release of 17GB-worth of leaked emails allegedly from Berat Albayrak, minister of energy and natural resources who is also the son-in-law of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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