Digging Under the Great Firewall of China – Annalee Newitz

 Photos Uncategorized Chinese Computer Users From Popular Science blog:

Getting into China’s network turned out to be easier than you might imagine. Wolfgarten simply bought a server at a Chinese ISP by phone. Once the server was set up, he could log into it from Germany. And all the data that went through the server would be subject to the same digital censorship that Chinese citizens experience every day. He quickly discovered that when he requested information on Taiwan through his Chinese server, he got no data in return. Sometimes, he couldn’t access his server for days on end. When he phoned the ISP for information, workers there told him the server was running. He was just blocked from reaching it. [Full Text]

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