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Google Says U.S., E.U. Should Pressure China on Web Censorship

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.

Freegate Update Released as National Day Approaches

Epoch Times Staff Nov 24, 2011

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.

China Clamps Down on Internet Ahead of 60th Anniversary

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.

Countering China's Internet Censors

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.

20 years after Tiananmen, China containing dissent online

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.

Green Dam to Be Hit by Green Tsunami

By NTDTV 2009-6-19 12:39

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.

Software to Blast Through China's 'Green Dam' Set to be Released

By Epoch Times Jun 14, 2009
New software, expected to be released Monday, will disable or remove China's latest computer controlling software, “Green Dam-Youth Escort,” from users' computers.

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has ordered that all computers purchased in China after July 1 have Green Dam pre-installed.

April 22, 2008 - Cracking the 'Great Firewall' of China's Web censorship

By Paul Wiseman, USA TODAY

HONG KONG — If an Internet user in China searches for the word "persecution," he or she is likely to come up with a link to a blank screen that says "page cannot be displayed."

March 14, 2007 - Dissidents find ingenious ways to hide digital traces

By Chris Nuttall in San Francisco

Published: March 14 2007 22:03 | Last updated: March 14 2007 22:03

Getting stuck with a Scandinavian version of Google is seen as a small price to pay by those trying to hide their digital traces and circumvent censorship on the net.

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