How A Canadian Cracked The Great Firewall Of China

From Globe and Mail:

When Nart Villeneuve couldn’t remember the password to his Chinese page, the industrious Canadian hacker began examining ’s version of Skype, and in the process, unlocked the inner workings of an surveillance network tracking thousands of political activists in the world’s most populous nation.

From his tiny research lab at the of Toronto, Mr. Villeneuve uncovered a system of servers containing the archived communications and personal information of thousands of dissidents and ordinary citizens using the popular online messaging service Skype.

“You can see that they’ve been tracking people who have been using Skype as a platform to promote and to criticize the communist in China,” Mr. Villeneuve said.

“We don’t know who they gave access to those logs.”

Read also TOM-Skype Q & A by Nart Villeneuve.

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