The decentralised file-sharing protocol IPFS, called the ‘backbone’ of Web3, presents new challenges to Chinese censorship, and an illegal book-sharing platform illustrates why.
Top senators on a committee overseeing overseas trade say Beijing’s Great Firewall is stopping US media and tech from competing fairly in the country.
Chinese investors in bitcoin and other digital tokens say they are continuing to trade their virtual currencies overseas as Binance and Huobi end support for purchases in yuan.
Users complained on social media about intermittent connectivity issues with Steam amid heightened concerns that it will finally be blocked by China’s Great Firewall.
‘The real concern here is Beijing’s use of propaganda and disinformation overseas, through state-owned media enterprises and platforms, with the purpose, in part, of interfering or undermining democracy,’ said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
With the enactment of Hong Kong’s national security law, the real-name registration policy could become part of a clampdown on the internet
But VPN isn’t a fool-proof privacy shield for internet users
The international version of Zoom was also barred by the Great Firewall last year
Half a million CAM4.com records were traced back to China, where porn is illegal, but the company says it has secured its servers
Two state-owned companies are racing to catch up with SpaceX’s Starlink to provide internet from space
A censored interview with a whistleblower doctor in Wuhan prompts massive pushback on WeChat
Porn-related keyword searches surge on Baidu, China’s largest search engine
Citizen Lab researchers say Tencent’s popular messaging app filters hundreds of keywords about the epidemic in China
Disappearance comes days after the game was pulled from China’s iOS App Store during the ongoing coronavirus epidemic
China’s Twitter-like platform speeds up account authentication for doctors and Wuhan residents
Apple is removing hundreds of apps in China at the government’s request, but we don’t know why or what they are
Galaxy 10+ user finds that Samsung’s Device Care tool is powered by Chinese cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360
China has toughened up on censorship circumvention tools since 2017
Living in China through most of the 2010s, I look back at how far we’ve come
From Notre Dame and Avengers: Endgame to 996 and The Wandering Earth, the most-searched keywords on Google and Baidu this year look very different
A decade after leaving China, Google is losing its "moral compass" Sergey Brin, but CEO Sundar Pichai takes a more practical approach to China
Tianfu Cup brings together China’s best hackers, who excelled in overseas hacking competitions like Pwn2Own
The Facebook CEO has been widely admired in China, but his more recent negative comments about the country aren’t going over well
The browser is marketed as the first legal tool in China to let people visit sites like Facebook, Google and YouTube… but it still censors searches
Terms such as “President Xi” or “umbrella movement” are banned
The Great Firewall of China refers to the country’s online censorship system that blocks a range of foreign websites and slows down internet traffic as it crosses the border. It’s why Chinese users can’t access Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
Facebook uses concerns about Chinese tech like TikTok to deflect criticism of its Libra cryptocurrency and the influence of its social network
Mark Zuckerberg gave a speech decrying Chinese censorship, but it wasn’t long ago that he was courting China