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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

China Tightens Censorship of Electronic Communications

Amazing the level of technology being used.  Cutting edge...

The story claims that the use of the word "protest" in English or Chinese resulted in the call being disconnected.

China Tightens Censorship of Electronic Communications - NY Times

Gmail in China is also being blocked, but its being blocked so it looks like a technical issue with Google. 

Which is explained by:

Some analysts suggest that officials are exploring just how much inconvenience the Chinese are willing to tolerate. While sentiment is hard to gauge, a certain segment of society rejects censorship.

Update:

China says Google's accusations about Gmail tampering are 'unacceptable' - LA Times

My 2 cents - Its the Pot calling the kettle black.

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