Breaking Down the ‘Great Firewall of China’

From Fox News:

As Beijing readies itself for the Olympic Games in August, Chinese dissidents living in the U.S. have launched an attack on the country’s so-called “Great Firewall,” which prohibits its citizens from having full access to the Internet.

Much like China’s state-controlled newspapers, radio and television, the Communist Party maintains a tight grip on the Internet, often blocking access to Web sites critical of the government.

Chinese dissident Bill Xia is among a group of U.S.-based computer hackers — or “hacktivists” — who send mass e-mails to Internet users in China that contain software or links to safe Web sites that enable readers to bypass government roadblocks on the Internet.

Read also Hacking the “Great Firewall of China” by Jonathan Serrie.


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