On a somewhat tangential subject, I'm familiar with both Canada and US. My general assessment is that authoritarian tyranny (censorship, taxes, conformism etc. ) is probably significantly higher in Canada than in US . It just does not make headlines because Canadians are a relatively docile lot.
A significantly higher proportion of the American population cares about free speech etc. and are vocal about it, so it makes it to the headlines (Snowden, RMS etc.). Case in point ( details are sketchy because I read it in the news several years back, it could even be inaccurate news): the Canadian govt was tapping Skype way before the US govt. It was doing it as far back as in 2008.
Canadians are also more likely to be self-censoring kind of people so this blocking of text message could be some zealous ethics department in a telecom provider also, not necessarily the govt.
( side note: looking at your past posts I was pleasantly noticed that you are probably interested in life extension and related topics. For example:
and https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19515169 - I assume that was a reference to the website by David Pearce that I read almost a decade back)
Read my very unpopular posts and get in touch with me if you wish.
I now realize why you said that. The post you are refering to was unlinked. It now links to itself. It use to link to https://www.huxley.net/. I wonder why it unlinked? I bet I posted the title and neglected to include the link :-S
- carrier service of sender/receiver:
Fizz (sender), Koodo (receiver)
-geographic region of sender/receiver:
-the exact text that was sent:
secure communication lower case.
We tested a message before "test", it was received. Then tested "secure communication" (it was blocked). Finally, I tested another "test" message and it was correctly received.
If it's real, this is a real problem. Having the chance to live in Canada, I've never felt the feelings of being censored. First time and it makes me feel very weird.
Relevant details include:
- make of sender/receiver devices
- carrier service of sender/receiver
-geographic region of sender/receiver
-the exact text that was sent.
Also, don't forget to include if the text was received by the recipient or not.
I tested with the exact string "secure communication" and also with "secure communication does not work" - in both cases, the message is not delivered.
So far this has not gained much interest. I am super busy this weekend, but next week I am going to cut out some time to dig into the source code and related RFCs.
Feel free to post on my blog or contact me directly (contact info on blog)
I am guessing that someone on HN is setup to conduct this sort of research?