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[ NNSquad ] Inside China's censorship machine

Inside China's censorship machine

http://j.mp/yILrSa  (Full Comment)

    China's censorship system is complex and multilayered. The outer layer
    is generally known as the "great firewall" of China, through which
    hundreds of thousands of websites are blocked from view on the Chinese
    Internet. What this system means in practice is that when one goes
    online from an ordinary commercial Internet connection inside China
    and tries to visit a website such as hrw.org, the website belonging to
    Human Rights Watch, the web browser shows an error message saying,
    "This page cannot be found." This blocking is easily accomplished
    because the global Internet connects to the Chinese Internet through
    only eight "gateways," which are easily "filtered."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com 
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