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Federal government blocks Federer-Wawrinka for civil servants

Anyone who wanted to experience the Swiss tennis thriller live looked into the pipe as an employee of the federal government: IT turned off all streams.

The warning came early. Before the Swiss quarter-final duel between Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka at the French Open, the intranet of the federal administration said that Internet TV services such as Zattoo (like this website belongs to Tamedia) could be blocked during the game. If too many officers watch the game on their computer, the network would be overloaded.


Apparently, many federal employees could not resist the tennis hit. "Yes, the video streaming platforms were temporarily unavailable from the federal networks," confirms a spokeswoman for the Federal Office for Information Technology (FOITT). The blocking is limited in time. The platforms were later released again.

Does Nadal also remain invisible?

But the next highlight is already on: On Friday, Federer will meet Rafael Nadal in the Paris semi-finals. And even then there is the possibility that Zattoo and Co. cannot be accessed.

The task of the FOITT is to provide its customers from the federal administration with a functioning federal IT system. If this is at risk, the FOITT takes appropriate measures. "In such cases, this means that the FOITT can block video streaming platforms," ​​said the spokeswoman.

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