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Great Firewall Of China

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How to defeat the ‘Great Firewall of China’ with an iPhone


Visitors to China are often perplexed to find that they can’t access Twitter, Facebook or other sites. The reason isn’t that they don’t have access to cellular or WiFi networks; instead, it’s state censorship and surveillance courtesy of the Golden Shield Project, aka “The Great Firewall of China.” Roman Loyola at TechHive recently visited Beijing and … Continue reading

Cracks appear in the Great Firewall of China


The South China Morning Post exclusively reported Tuesday (24th Sept. 2013) that the Chinese government is to allow a partial hole to be created in what has been dubbed the ‘Great Firewall of China‘. Residents of a specific portion of Shanghai are to be allowed virtually unrestricted access to the internet, including sites that have … Continue reading

China may have intended to get caught hacking


China May Have Intended To Get Caught In The New York Times Hacking Scandal. Earlier this week, Mandiant, a company hired by The New York Times to track down hackers that invaded the paper’s database, unleashed a report blaming China for the invasion. The document went on to illustrate a complex military cyber-espionage unit based in Shanghai, that had been … Continue reading

Great Firewall upgrade hits China’s web users


Chinese internet users who are skilled at evading the country’s online blocks have suddenly found they are again being denied access to some websites. In China, if you want access to forbidden websites including Facebook or Twitter, one of the easiest ways is to use a virtual private network (VPN). But in recent days VPNs … Continue reading

The Anonymous Chinese blogger and the Jasmine revolution


Today, more than 485 million people use the internet in China. Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, boasts over 300 million registered users. Admittedly, a large proportion of Chinese netizens surf the net as a means of entertainment, but for many others, the Internet is a very useful tool for finding and sharing information about … Continue reading

Chinese play cat and mouse with censor to discuss dissident escape


Chinese played cat and mouse with the censors on the popular Twitter-like microblog service Weibo on Sunday to express support for escaped blind dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng, while China maintained its silence on what has happened to him. Neither China nor the United States has commented on whether Chen has sought refuge in the U.S. … Continue reading

Wall comes down briefly for Facebook users


Some mainland internet users were able to gain access to Facebook, the world’s largest online social network, for more than seven hours yesterday. Having been blocked by the authorities for nearly three years, internet users in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and some cities in central China said they were able to visit the site from early … Continue reading

The Not-So-Great Firewall of China


Every news organisation needs a social media strategy. Even China’s government-controlled Xinhua News Agency now “tweets” news bulletins through Twitter-like microblogs called weibo — through which more than 300 million users share details of their daily lives, jokes, gossip, and news. Chinese companies running weibo services are required by the government to censor and monitor … Continue reading

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