Sunday, February 28, 2010

Back from the Great Firewall

Eight months behind the "Great Firewall of China" coupled with my very busy schedule prevented me from updating this blog. Over the years, China's leaders have attempted to deny their citizens Internet access to subversive ideas by constructing the Great Firewall of China—or as the Chinese Ministry of Public Security prefers to call it, the Golden Shield Project. The Firewall was instituted in 1998 and censorship has grown increasingly strict ever since. It is estimated that some 30,000 people are employed by the Ministry of Public Security to monitor and block offending websites. The Firewall prevents Chinese citizens from accessing at least 18,000 foreign websites, including such subversive sites as Twitter and YouTube. - source: http://reason.com/archives/2010/02/02/battering-down-the-great-firew

Even using proxies and virtual private networks to leap over the wall has become harder. As of yesterday, the only proxy I found that could actually work is https://www.zend2.com (http://www.zend2.com won't work).

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