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Overwatch hero Mei is becoming a Hong Kong protest symbol - Polygon
A clever solution to a company that fires/bans people for offending China: use that company as a symbol of protest against China.
china  censorship  activism  via:reddit 
october 2019 by mcherm
The U.S. Is Purging Chinese Americans From Top Cancer Research - Bloomberg
Are we (the US) REALLY starting a new "red scare / purge" over scientists and technologists of Chinese ancestry who collaborate with those in China?
china  ethics  evil  DonaldTrump  racism  via:reddit 
june 2019 by mcherm
The foreigner's guide to WeChat payments in China - Lerner Consulting Blog
A snapshot of how a foreigner can use the WeChat payments (not officially available for foreigners) in China.
payments  china  via:HackerNews 
december 2018 by mcherm
Trump moves to quit 144-year-old postal treaty - BBC News
Oddly, I actually support this one instance of Donald Trump pulling out of an international agreement.
DonaldTrump  china  via:HackerNews 
october 2018 by mcherm
It’s hard to have an unusual name in China | 1843
Those with an unusual character in their name (or more than 4 characters) often can't use computer systems.
linguistics  personal_net  china  via:reddit 
july 2018 by mcherm
Not Paying Attention in Class? China’s "Smart Eye" Will Snitch on You
The ultimate surveillance: students checked every 30 seconds to see what emotion their face shows and whether they are paying attention in class.
china  distopia  surveillance  via:HackerNews 
may 2018 by mcherm
China's "citizen scores" used to blacklist 6.7m people from using high-speed rail or flying / Boing Boing
This is how the modern state enforces things in a way that can keep a huge population under control: "soft" but powerful repercussions for displeasing officials or for associating with anyone who does.
surveillance  china  via:boingboing  distopia 
february 2017 by mcherm
How China Took Center Stage in Bitcoin’s Civil War -
Chinese miners now control most bitcoin mining and that's why bitcoin isn't moving forward with reforms.
via:HackerNews  bitcoin  china  nytimes 
june 2016 by mcherm
“Two days ago the police came to me and wanted me to stop working on this” | Hacker News
Developer of one of the main tools for circumventing the great firewall of China is forced to call it quits.
censorship  china  evil  via:HackerNews 
august 2015 by mcherm
Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution | Cities | The Guardian
The pollution in Beijing, China is so bad that it's basically a rehearsal in survival on a planet with a hostile atmosphere. And it shows just how bad things can get without people doing anything about it.
TheGuardian  via:boingboing  environment  china 
december 2014 by mcherm
Tiananmen Date Match Bars Searches for China Stock Index - Bloomberg
China censors their own stock market because it happened to change by a number matching the date of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
via:slashdot  censorship  china 
june 2012 by mcherm
How the Great Firewall of China Blocks Tor | threatpost
China can detect and block Tor. They send probes to the machines to which users are making encrypted connections and begin the Tor exchange protocol until they get far enough to get some identifying behavior. This is phenomenally difficult to defend against.
security  china  tor  anonyminity 
january 2012 by mcherm
Chinese censors ban time travel TV shows - Boing Boing
China's censors ban time travel shows on TV, fearing that it is subversive to show a time when China wasn't under their boot.
scifi  timetravel  china  censorship  via:boingboing 
april 2011 by mcherm
One Per Cent: China cuts off phone calls if word 'protest' is used
Unsubstantiated but credible rumors that China is now dropping calls if certain words (like "protest") are spoken.
censorship  surveillance  privacy  china  via:HackerNews 
march 2011 by mcherm
Mainland China service availability
A site Google uses to show what's currently being blocked in China.
china  censorship  freespeech  google 
march 2010 by mcherm
Google Warns China: Stop Censoring Or We're Leaving - The Two-Way - Breaking News, Analysis Blog : NPR
Google may finally be getting tired of China's behavior. Will it make a difference?
google  China 
january 2010 by mcherm
China halts domain names registration for individuals - Telecompaper
China bans individuals from owning domain names. Does that mean there's now a market for level-2 domain names in China?
via:HackerNews  freespeech  China  internet 
december 2009 by mcherm
RConversation: Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales meets China's censors
The leader of Wikipedia (which continues to refuse to help China censor their content) meets with officials in China. Nothing bad here, just keep tuned.
China  censorship  Wikipedia  JimmyWales  via:boingboing 
october 2008 by mcherm
Targeted malware attacks against pro-Tibet groups - F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab
Someone very sophisticated (almost certainly the Chinese government) is using email distribution to plant keyloggers on the computers of people associated with the Tibetan independence movement. This is cyber-war, and it's really happening.
via:BruceSchneier  politics  China  security  hacking  evil 
march 2008 by mcherm
Britain kow tows to China as athletes are forced to sign no criticism contracts | the Daily Mail
British officials require all olympic athletes to promise not to criticize China or they can't participate.
via:digg  China  police  censorship  olympics 
february 2008 by mcherm
The Great Firewall: China's Misguided — and Futile — Attempt to Control What Happens Online
A report on the current state of China's internet censorship. To summarize: they have very fancy controls in place, but they are still undermined frequently.
internet  privacy  surveillance  censorship  China  civilrights 
december 2007 by mcherm

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