Friday, August 25, 2006

China's Firewall on Google blocked as vice tightens on Chinese Internet users according to a news released last June 6, by Reporters Without Borders.

This censorship measure was implemented in preparation for the coming “Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre on June 4. Receiving so many condemnation press releases, one of which came from RWB, the said internet filtering in China was able to paralyze most of their provinces but luckily, the censored Chinese version, can still be accessed. Also most press people are recommending people to download Dynapass, a program that has just been updated.

The on-line censorship in China came one step closer to victory because of the complying of Google along with other western companies. This significant historical event led to the wage of technological war against censorship in order to access banned content causing most major city internet users to have difficulty accessing the uncensored international version of Google for the past week. Following this, Google Mail and Google News also had been no sooner inaccessible making the locals go for the censored Chinese version

Due to the difficulties encountered, different software programs were developed to cope up with the undying need to access the news and information blocked by the firewall that is isolating China from the rest of the world wide web. Some reported 100,000 people relies greatly for the hope to managing sight of the information again through software like Dynapass, Ultrasurf, Freegate and Garden Networks…

An exile in the U.S.–Bill Xia, creator of the Dynapass, was convinced that the failure of his masterpiece is due to the deployment of considerable amounts of software and hardware resources to achieve such jamming and cause for the software to fail. Different geniuses and software engineers collaborated to the update of the tool, basing their research and works on data received from internet users in China. Few days after, a new and refined software was released but the effectiveness is still extremely limited.

[ Meeting with reporters near Capitol Hill, Brin said Google had agreed to the censorship demands only after Chinese authorities blocked its service in that country. Google’s rivals accommodated the same demands - which Brin described as “a set of rules that we weren’t comfortable with” - without international criticism, he said.]


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