Rebecca MacKinnon: China’s Censorship Arms Race Escalates

On CircleID, Rebecca MacKinnon gives on overview of the current status of Internet censorship, with information about the current status of various VPNs and other anti-censorship technologies that have come under attack in...

China Boosts ‘Great Firewall’

From Radio Free Asia: China has successfully undermined key software used by its netizens to climb over the “Great Firewall,” a sophisticated system of government-backed blocks and filters designed to limit what people can view...

Hacking the Regime

The New Republic looks at how anti-censorship software developed by Falun Gong adherents played an important role in the recent protests in Iran: As the streets of Tehran erupted in the days following Mir Hossein Mousavi’s...

Free Software Takes Users Around Filters – Philip P. Pan

From The Washington Post (link): A decade ago, China blocked access to three overseas Web sites — two pro-democracy sites and one devoted to Maoist ideals the government had abandoned in favor of capitalism, according to Michael Robinson, an American computer engineer who helped connect China to the Internet. Today, studies show thousands of Web […]

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