The worst thing about cersorship is *** ******* *******!


Search term you can’t use are shown in red while the sites in grey are either blocked or have pages blocked

Broadly speaking, most of the big social websites – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube – are all blocked. Many familiar sites, such as Wikipedia, remain but with entire sections or contentious pages disappeared by The Great Firewall. Porn is pretty much outlawed.

via guardian article

This information was gathered in light of a recent release from Google last week announcing they had been hacked from within china.

In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google… We have evidence to suggest that a primary goal of the attackers was accessing the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists…

Most sensationally, the google blog entry ends with,

These attacks and the surveillance they have uncovered–combined with the attempts over the past year to further limit free speech on the web–have led us to conclude that we should review the feasibility of our business operations in China. We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China.

via information is beautiful
and
via unreasonablefaith

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