Posts Tagged: gfw

great wall sneak through 4

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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Guardian blocked in China again

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 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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Facebook COO in China

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg in Beijing, meets Chinese web official

While everyone’s been busy drooling/pontificating over the new iPhones, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg has been busy in Beij...

  • September 11, 2013
  • at 9:20 pm
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Mesh networks can help Asia avoid censorship and recover from disasters

Imagine accessing a new internet; an internet that is controlled and maintained by your neighbors instead of ISPs and the government. Does t...

  • August 30, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Flipboard GFW

Flipboard Is Now Blocked In China, But Chinese Edition Of App Is Left Unmolested

China’s Great Firewall has been quiet for a few months, contenting itself with its huge swathe of blockages on all kinds of fun or inconve...

  • August 7, 2013
  • at 6:13 pm
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Beating the Censorship of China’s Great Firewall with Raspberry Pi

Chinese internet censorship can be a pain in the ass. While it’s easy enough to circumvent with a good VPN, it’s tough to bring ...

  • May 29, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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China's Great Firewall

White House Petition Calls for Architects of China’s Great Firewall be Denied Entry to the US

A user-submitted petition has gone up on the White House website that calls for the chief architects of China’s censorious Great Firew...

  • January 27, 2013
  • at 12:59 pm
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New Study Proves that Twitter Users in China are Rare Birds

We recently looked at some stats compiled by a Chinese netizen that showed a mere 18,164 Twitter users active in China. That bit of number-c...

  • January 7, 2013
  • at 10:29 am
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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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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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China’s Facebook ban to be removed in Shanghai’s free-trade zone

China will lift its ban on sensitive international websites like Facebook, Twitter, and the New York Times within the perimeters of Shanghai...

  • September 24, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Soundcloud blocked in China, but there’s a workaround UPDATED: it’s back!

UPDATE: As of Monday night, Soundcloud is no longer blocked. We received tips last Friday that music and audio sharing website Soundcloud ...

  • September 9, 2013
  • at 3:37 pm
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Wikipedia Chinese editor banned from leaving China

A Chinese Wikipedia editor is banned from leaving China until 2016

(Update: Though sourced from a recent story, the ban on that editor was put in place in 2009. The title has been changed to reflect that it&...

  • August 16, 2013
  • at 11:37 am
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Google China Boss John Liu

Google China Boss John Liu Quits, New Successor Named

It’s all change at the top at Google China as current country head John Liu will step down after nearly six difficult and controversia...

  • July 15, 2013
  • at 9:12 pm
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How the Great Firewall of China Works [INFOGRAPHIC]

China’s Great Firewall is widely reviled (and with good reason), but how it actually works isn’t well understood. This is someth...

  • February 28, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Github China unblocked

Social Coding Site Github Unblocked and Accessible Again in China

It was just two days ago that my colleague reported on how the social coding site Github had become blocked in China. But today we notice th...

  • January 23, 2013
  • at 10:34 pm
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Study: Actually Only About 20,000 Twitter Users in China [INFOGRAPHIC]

Remember that bizarre kerfuffle over the dubious stats showing that China had tens of millions of Twitter users (the one on which we called ...

  • January 3, 2013
  • at 7:20 pm
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