By Douglas MacMillan and Pavel Alpeyev,Bloomberg Nov 10, 2011, 1:10 AM EDT
June 10 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc., which moved its Chinese site offshore to avoid local censorship rules, said the U.S. and European Union governments should press China on Internet restrictions as they represent barriers to trade.
U.S-based Dynamic Internet Technology (DIT) launched more powerful anti-Internet censorship software on Sept. 22, partially as a response to the Chinese regime’s intensified Internet censorship and surveillance before the upcoming National Day celebration.
Owen Fletcher, IDG News Service Sep 25, 2009 5:30 am
Security forces with black masks and machine guns on the streets of China's capital are just the more visible side of a security clampdown in the country this month: there is also its secretive battle to control the Internet.
The heightened security comes ahead of a massive military parade Beijing will hold in the heart of the city next week to celebrate China's 60th anniversary of communist rule, an event the government hopes will showcase the country's development and go untarnished by security threats or shows of dissent. China's newest nuclear missiles will be included in the arsenal of weapons and equipment shown off in the parade, according to state-run media.
By Joel Schectman, BusinessWeek June 3, 2009, 8:48PM EST
As the Chinese government restricts access to controversial Web sites in the runup to the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, the country's Web surfers are finding creative ways around the censors. Companies that offer technologies for viewing blocked sites and hiding online communications say they have seen a spike in demand over the past month.
Owen Fletcher, Computerworld > IDG News Service 29.05.2009
The Internet has brought new hope to reformists in China since the country crushed pro-democracy protests in the capital 20 years ago. But as dissidents have gone high-tech, the government in turn has worked to restrict free speech on the Internet, stifling threats to its rule that could grow online.
And for more on Green Dam—and how anti-censorship groups are working to stop it—we go to Matt Gnaizda in the studio.
A new program created by a group of Chinese Americans will permanently uninstall the Chinese regime’s controversial “Green Dam Youth Escort” censorship software—which is set to be installed on all computers sold in China starting in July.
This new anti-Green Dam software is called Green Tsunami. It was developed by the Global Internet Freedom Consortium, and they’re making it available for free.
We have on Skype with us Bill Xia. His company is one of the Consortium’s members. He’s asked us not to record video of him for safety reasons.