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Sun 15 Jan 2006

The Great Firewall of China

Category : mac and the internet

"Microsoft was only the latest technology company to be criticized for cooperating with the Chinese government. Yahoo, Cisco and Google have all been accused of helping to maintain what the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a Congressional investigatory body, has called "the most sophisticated Internet control system in the world."

...Microsoft is behaving just as a Chinese company in China would."

The company, Mr. Pain continued, just wants "a piece of the cake."

And it's a mighty big cake."

- "China, Still Winning Against the Web." By Tom Zeller Jr. New York Times, 15 Jan 2006.

See also: "How China Controls the Internet." By Bruce Einhorn. Business Week, 13 Jan 2006.

I have to confess its Alvin's wrangling to get his blog posts up that first got me interested. Always felt users would find a way around these methods even though the Chinese government sounds pretty determined. If controls like these are likened to a disease, then diversity I important.

But before getting excited about Alvin's blogger problems, its worth noticing that some of us are having problems in Singapore as well.

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