Yahoo blocks emails about Wall Street protest

Ready for conspiracy theories? Folks emailing information about the Wall Street protests on Monday using Yahoo discovered their emails failed, and received a message from Yahoo claiming suspicious activity. Does that sound suspicious? has perhaps the best coverage, including a YouTube video of users trying to send emails that mention the web site. That seemed to be the magic phrase to get your email blocked.

Yahoo spokespeople claim it was a glitch, a mistake, unintentional, and they don’t know how their spam filters became so sensitive. Via Twitter, Yahoo announced the blockage was now fixed, but there may be residual delays. There will certainly be some residual questions. But remember, censorship requires a government entity squelching speech, not an email provider — via

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