Thursday, September 13, 2007

Chinese Internet Filter Struggling To Censor All


Hardly surprising given what a Herculean task it must be, but this bit is somewhat scary, cease and desist, big brother knows what you are reading. What a shitty country to live in.

Unlike many other nations Chinese authorities do not simply block webpages that discuss banned subjects such as the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Instead the technology deployed by the Chinese government scans data flowing across its section of the net for banned words or web addresses.

When the filtering system spots a banned term it sends instructions to the source server and destination PC to stop the flow of data. more


China Introduces Internet Porn and Politics Busters

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