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Google Removes Search Filter Notification

In May, Google users in China who searched politically sensitive terms discovered a new feature when they used the search engine: a pop-up notice informing them why their search yields no results, and that the filtering is out...

Google Exposes Keyword Filtering

  In a blogpost, Google announced that it will improve its search service in mainland China by notifying its users about sensitive search characters and phrases: Over the past couple years, we’ve had a lot of feedback...

China Backs Down over Controversial Censorship Software

The Guardian reports that the government is loosening requirements that all computers produced in or imported to China must have keyword filtering software installed on their hard drives, following concerns over a host of...

Questions About Green Dam Software Multiply

Danwei translates a Xinhua report defending the controversial Green Dam filtering software. From their introduction: Even setting aside concerns over privacy and free speech, the software is looking dodgier by the day. *...

Microsoft: China Web Filtering Raises Issues

After a government order announced that all new computers in China would be required to have pre-installed filtering software, Microsoft is denouncing the notice. From AFP: Microsoft late Monday said a Chinese rule that personal...

Keyword Filtering in E-books

On his blog, est electronixtar posted his recent discovery of the Chinese authority’s control over electronic readings. est’s roommate had a strange experience while reading a chm-formatted novel on his computer.  In the novel,...

Reports on Internet censorship from Chinese cyberspace

From (translated by CDT): Shanghai Normal University set up a “BBS Guiding Team” yesterday. The BBS Guiding Team, composed of more than 500 trusted students, will act as the information policeman in the university’s 200 BBS. Shanghai Normal University BBS released a series of initiatives with “developing the socialistic sense of honor and disgrace” […]

Partial translation of filtered word list

Linguist Eswn has compiled the list of filtered Internet keywords into quick groupings and provided partial translation to help non-Chinese speakers understand the pattern of banned topics (introduced with a quote from Foucault). The full post is here.

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...



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