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GFW: Great Firewall of China
 
GFW: Great Firewall of China
  
The “Great Firewall of China” is a nickname for the censorship and surveillance project operated by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) division of the government of China. Those who circumvent the wall to access information are said to “[[scale the wall]].” For more information, see here ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Shield_Project English]) and here ([http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-cn/%E9%98%B2%E7%81%AB%E9%95%BF%E5%9F%8E Chinese]).
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[[File:great_wall_2.jpg|250px|thumb|right]] Nickname for the system which blocks certain online content from view in China. A [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firewall_%28computing%29 firewall] is any mechanism which controls Internet traffic. Like its namesake, the Great Wall, the Great Firewall was built to keep unwanted foreign influences out of China. The “Father of the Great Firewall,” [[Fang "always wet"|Fang Binxing]], is one of China’s most [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/05/fang-binxing-shoegate-twitter-responses/ ignoble] Internet personalities. Fang openly [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/02/father-of-chinas-great-firewall-discusses-being-persona-non-grata/ admitted to using six virtual private networks] (VPNs) to [[scale the wall]] he himself engineered.  
  
[[Fang "always wet"|Fang Binxing]] is credited as the father of the Great Firewall.
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Revision as of 19:30, 14 May 2013

GFW: Great Firewall of China

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Nickname for the system which blocks certain online content from view in China. A firewall is any mechanism which controls Internet traffic. Like its namesake, the Great Wall, the Great Firewall was built to keep unwanted foreign influences out of China. The “Father of the Great Firewall,” Fang Binxing, is one of China’s most ignoble Internet personalities. Fang openly admitted to using six virtual private networks (VPNs) to scale the wall he himself engineered.