Police blocks on the information highway

From the Financial Times: “The Chinese government’s decision to block access to Google’s English-language news service is a reminder that, even in cyberspace, realpolitik rules. While Beijing is reckoned to have the most sophisticated system of internet censorship, it is not alone in controlling what its citizens see online. Saudi Arabia, Iran, North Korea, Syria […]

Participates in Security Technology Trade Mission to China

From “The National Research Council of Canada – Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), with the support of the National Research Council of Canada – Canadian Police Research Centre (NRC-CPRC), the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security, and the Beijing Municipal Government, are jointly organizing a security technology mission to China […]

A List of Censored Words in Chinese Cyberspace

It is an open secret that all Chinese Internet hosting services, including wireless and instant messenger services, filter user communication through key word blocking mechanisms. But overly vague and broad Chinese internet laws...

Scholarly Trudeau website blocked in China (Globe and Mail)

This article is on March 26’s technology page of Globe and Mail, written by Geoffery York. “When computer sleuths from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation studied the users of its website over the past 12 months, they found something very mysterious: Not a single person from China had visited the site.” Click here for the […]

Bypassing China’s net firewall (BBC)

Numerous efforts are under way in the West to help Chinese web users get around China’s censorship of the internet, reports BBC technology correspondent Clark Boyd. The full text is here.

Media rights group slams China’s Internet policing

From “A Paris-based media rights group has slammed new Chinese regulations aimed at policing the Internet and accused a US-based Internet management company of colluding with the government to stifle activism on the web. Reporters Without Borders said that since new regulations on Internet chatrooms were issued on February 23, many news groups had […]

Internet Filtering In China

Considerable human and technical resources have been applied to filtering the Internet in China by the Chinese government. These filters are updated constantly, as evidenced by “high-profile sites” (like CNN) that are not always blocked. Furthermore, blocking is achieved primarily at the “router level, and on the basis of IP address”, which can cause a […]



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