Posts Tagged: censorship


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Yet another Chinese blogger jailed for allegedly spreading rumors on Weibo

Qin Zhihui – or as he's known online, Qin Huohuo – was sentenced today to three years in prison and denied appeal on charges of defamati...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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In new web clampdown in Thailand, lots of porn, piracy, and gambling sites blocked

Thailand’s tech ministry has today launched another clampdown on websites that are deemed illegal.

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 6:05 pm
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5 ways to sneak through China’s Great Firewall

At this point, pretty much everyone knows China has a one of the most advanced internet censorship systems in the world. Referred to as the ...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 5:58 pm
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WeChat clamps down on political content, bans several outspoken bloggers

An alleged crackdown on WeChat this week led to at least a dozen public accounts being unexpectedly blocked. The accounts, most of which app...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 12:32 pm
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We ran our own Microsoft Bing censorship test. This is what we found.

Last week Greatfire.org, a website that tracks web censorship in China, issued a report claiming that Microsoft Bing was deliberately censor...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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Indonesian man convicted of libel on Twitter, protest surges over draconian internet law

Opponents offer several arguments for why this regulation should be revised or even deleted. First, it’s not in line with the defamation r...

  • February 5, 2014
  • at 9:40 pm
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VyprVPN slides onto iOS and Android, but can it jump China’s Great Firewall more nimbly than competitors?

Throughout my career in China, I’ve gone through a handful of different VPN services to evade the Great Firewall. Starting with a free...

  • February 3, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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Bombshell story gets the Guardian blocked in China – AGAIN

UK-based newspaper The Guardian seems to be really pushing someone’s button in China as its website has been blocked in China today. I...

  • January 22, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm
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China’s Great Firewall blocks website of UK newspaper Guardian (UPDATE: unblocked)

UPDATE: The Guardian reported today its website is now accessible from within China again. No explanation was given as to what prompted the...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 12:50 pm
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LinkedIn’s biggest obstacle in China isn’t censorship, it’s culture

In a society where people guard their close connections and often keep their professional contacts a secret, how will LinkedIn get users to ...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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China forces video sites to hire government-approved censors

Update March 27, 2014 @ 11:30am - China’s state news agency Xinhua has released a report denying heavier scrutiny of US and UK video ...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Schlong, nutsack, lickspittle, and other words banned from the Mongolian internet

South Park’s Eric Cartman could learn a thing or two from the Mongolians. Mongolian news site Shuum earlier this week posted the Mon...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 3:46 pm
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As controversial anti-Islamic film is pulled from YouTube, it’s time for it to be unblocked in Pakistan

Earlier today, a US federal appeals court ordered Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) to remove the controversial anti-Islamic film Innocence of Muslims fr...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 10:23 pm
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Dropbox in China

Welcome back! Dropbox is now unblocked in China

Dropbox got blocked in China in 2010. It was probably due to Chinese authorities finding politically sensitive material being shared or stor...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 2:32 pm
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Report: 4 of 5 countries most hooked on VPNs are in Asia

A virtual private network (VPN) is a way for users to securely access a private network and share data remotely through public networks. In ...

  • February 5, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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It looks like there really has been a mass exodus of Sina Weibo users, but it’s still not clear why

As Tencent’s WeChat messenger grows in popularity across China, many followers of Chinese consumer technology have kept their eyes glued t...

  • January 31, 2014
  • at 6:18 pm
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New proposal to force all video uploaders in China to use their real names

China’s State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT) yesterday issued a notice that proposes, among other things, anyon...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 11:45 am
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China's GFW unblocks Chinese versions of Reuters and WSJ sites

In a rare move, China unblocks Chinese versions of Reuters and WSJ sites

China’s Great Firewall blocks a number of big-name sites every year. Last year, news sites were under fire for their reporting on Chin...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 10:45 am
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