Posts Tagged ‘Great Firewall’

Facebook’s Founder Loses Face While Catching Breath In Beijing

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg, the American founder of Facebook, jogged in Beijing this week. And it caught everybody’s attention. Chinese social media …


Chinese Internet Laws Target Government Control And Online Bullying

A new law voted unanimously yesterday by the standing committee of the National People’s Congress will enhance the Chinese government’s control over the Internet. Neither the actual text nor the commencement date of the full law has yet been released. But Chinese domestic media report that the law gives the government far-reaching and vague powers […]


Qihoo 360 Accused Of Falsifying Anti-Virus Data In China

Allegations against Chinese anti-virus company Qihoo 360 are doing little to quell fears about using Chinese security software. At least three of the world’s top testing laboratories — Virus Bulletin, AV-Comparatives and AV-Test Institute — have revoked certifications for Qihoo 360’s products because of the cheating. The bodies stated that Qihoo 360 provided one set […]


China’s Great Cannon Raises Questions For China’s Top Search Engine

The news in recent days of China’s “Great Cannon” and a related research report from Canada has cast a spotlight from outside China on the machinations of China’s government-run Internet services. Dubbed “Great Cannon” in a research report from the University of Toronto’s Citizenlab, the researchers say, “The Great Cannon is not simply an extension […]