Khaled rambles technology, tea/coffee, consumer rights and other interest from Saudi Arabia

July 22, 2008

Blocked in Saudi: Amazon’s Images?!

Filed under: Saudi Internet — Tags: , — Khaled A. @ 10:47 am

Visitors of Amazon’s European sites will notice a lack of images. The images website is – for no reason at all – blocked. The blocked URL is:

http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/

This will certainly disturb any e-shoppers out there, so remember to fill this form to have it unblocked!

June 14, 2008

Blocked in Saudi: Amazon.com oh wait, its just tinyurl.com

Filed under: Saudi Internet — Tags: , , , — Khaled A. @ 12:27 am

While following this link from Amazon’s homepage. It somehow directs me to the blocked page. Looking through the URL we see this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html/ref=amb_link_6695222_2? location=http://tinyurl.com/4d52v9& token=99A753FC8CD50881C10623D5E99A4B33FA86F3EE& pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=right-4& pf_rd_r=03F76YT47YM9WV0RZBRM&pf_rd_t=101& pf_rd_p=385233201&pf_rd_i=507846

A perfectly legitimate use of tinyurl.com‘s service which is made by Amazon, the leading online e-commerce website. Take your time and post the long url in this unblock request form as well.

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