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Chinese people will have to state their passport data

Friday, December 28th, 2012
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Chinese authorities can force citizens to state their real first and second names while concluding an agreement with the Internet access dealer, reports Reuters.

At a present time, the law that will oblige users to tell providers an information about them is being considered in the Country Parliament, writes “Sinhua” agency –  China’s government official publication.

“Only by this measures we can “treat” our Internet, make it more cultural and secure”, – was said in the statement of the leading party.

In turn, right protectors are sure that the impossibility to keep anonymity in a virtual space is a censorship. By the way, according to Reuters, many Chinese citizens even now have to conclude contracts with Internet providers only by stating their passport data. Such rules can be found also in many other countries.

We remind that Chinese authorities obliged Internet users to state real first and second names while registration in social networks and blogs.

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States will follow sources of the Internet content

Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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On friday the offer about the Internet control standard of China and other countries was approved after the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) conference in Dubai was finished. The Deep Packet Inpection (DPI) technology , that allows to read and identify any encrypted Internet traffic, for example pirate content was approved.

Some countries were against this project, there were some offers to limit ITU control over international calls and other types of communications. Germany opposed the DPI introduction, according to the representatives of this country ITU shouldn’t standardize none of the technical decisions that can lead to toughing of the Internet content control and that can be used for censorship and prevent free Internet information spreading. According to a quote from the Reuters document “ All countries must have the same aims and the same responsible for Internet control and also to provide the stability, security, continuity of the Internet existence and it’s future development”.

Otherwise, the adopted document Y-2770 is nonpublic and only the conference participants have an access to it. All the meetings were carried out behind closed doors. A part of undiscussed questions will be raised on Wednesday.

As a matter of fact Russia was going to represent international Network regulation offer that contains the idea of Internet control not only in the country but on the supranational level. However this initiatives caused a sharp critic from American Internet companies such as Google.

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A quick note about the issue with VPNs in China

Monday, December 10th, 2012
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We hear more and more about issues with a free Internet access to the Internet in China. Authorities  tighten measures to limit the Internet on constantly basis. And now they have reached their appogeya – they blocked TOR and other popular VPNs recently.
 
By this step, they make it clear that now Internet users are no longer able to be anonymous in the Internet and every step they do will be traced in future.
One of our regular customer who still wants to be anonymous in China told us what is happening:
“Authorities here getting especially last 2 month extremely ‘concern’ about Internet. For your information using Android phone from December 1st cannot make portable HOTSPOT also. On the screen already is information, that cannot obtain IP address. Exceeded number of connections is on screen. Most of big town is already effected by this.
Google and gmail is totally defeated here. From web browser is very hard to access, mainly timeout. The same if using for example Microsoft Outlook with IMAP, POP and SMTP.”

 

We are sure that this is a loud statement that anonymity is completely erased in China.
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Google recorded a sharp rise in internet censorship

Sunday, November 18th, 2012
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According to the company, state control of the Internet is experiencing peak.

In the recent sharp rise in the number of requests from the governments of various countries to Google.State agencies are required to provide information about Internet users, as well as remove some of the material from the pages of the search engine.

“We believe it is very important to deliver information to our customers about how they can influence the government. We publish information on the subject for the sixth time, and we’re seeing quite a clear trend: the control of the government is going through a peak, “- said a senior analyst of Google policy (Dorothy Chou).

As can be seen from the graph, and the first half of 2012, the company received 20,938 requests from government agencies of different countries in 34,614 accounts of its users. The largest number of requests Google received from the United States, of which 90% were satisfied. Similar requests have come from Brazil, France, Germany, India, United Kingdom.

Moreover, the search giant has received a request in 1791 from the officials to remove the 17,746 pieces of content. And the number of requests continues to increase, as compared to previous periods:

Recall that the Google corporation recently had a conflict with the Chinese authorities, which resulted in the block of several search services of corporation.

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China’s Internet Censorship Today

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
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Internet today is of high importance. It unites a lot of goal, the person who connects to it, in its functioning. It depends on person’s aims: for many Internet is some kind of entertainment or source of information, on a larger scale it plays a great role of development of all countries of the whole world. It allows people to communicate in fast way with people who are placed far away from us. The goals of communication can vary greatly especially if we take into consideration aspects of trade and commerce. It has changed greatly since that.

World markets are linked virtually, every business men or company or any people that are interested in staying stable from what is happening. One can get almost data linked with the world getting out of the house.

The Internet also helped some people interested in web commerce or international trading huge profits. The web space has made it easy for some users to check some transactions that take place on-line. We can do all on-line operations with money and send some payments on-line. Users can do all that by means of mobile phone or PDA’s.

The Internet has delivered some blows on business, we hear in the new about systems of giant corporations that are hacked or infiltrated by viruses, causing them to avoid some financial troubles. These are important data about particular company and the customers. This hacking and virus infiltrations that happen frequently.

In China that is a communist country there are strict about the Internet technologies implemented an Internet censorship. Any misuse of Internet for personal goals can be prevented. The government that is made by new laws to the censorship using web in China , it includes government offices, corporations as well as independent business in country.

Internet censor frames has helped In neutralizing web crimes especially in export/ import business, it greatly affected the national and international trade. China is now developing country, companies need to have some branches and connections to other.

Local businesses use Internet as a medium running their business. China censorship is isolated Many people give outrageous protests because of the Internet censorship in China, the government covers these up, they put up jail journalist accusing them. Protest blogs and forums are deleted.

China government is keeping close look to the Internet for building themselves a reputation trading in country, safe and profitable. Anyway, for those who want to be out of this, we are suggesting to use SmartHide to erase any kind of Internet censorship now and forever.

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China Plans to Control the Internet on A New level

Friday, November 4th, 2011
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China is strengthening its control over the Internet and social media, apparently as a result of the role new technologies have played this year in channeling public discontent around the world.

Asked about Internet censorship in China, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman told reporters recently that the government regulates Internet use in China to safeguard the public interest. Efforts also are under way to intensify the state’s control over online social media and instant-messaging services, to promote what is described as the “orderly dissemination of information.”

Chinese authorities have acted firmly in the past to try to prevent instant-communications techniques from influencing mass protests, but the rapid growth and quick adoption of such technologies by Chinese political activists is seen as a major challenge to Beijing’s efforts.

The Internet is having an impact on what issues are discussed and debated in Chinese society. Analysts say online information circulating rapidly among China’s 400 million Internet users has pushed public-interest issues into the national spotlight and influenced coverage decisions by state-controlled media.

Online news reports with video and photographic images deliver a powerful message within seconds around the world.

Beijing is known to employ tens of thousands of Internet censors to keep track of Internet reports and remove those the state finds offensive. Countless other Chinese are paid to post positive comments about the government on Internet message sites. The VOA correspondent in China reports the latter are known as “soldiers in the 50-cent army,” after the amounts they reputedly are paid for posting pro-government messages.

Source: http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/11/02/china-plans-tighter-internet-controls/

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Beijing warns Google against dangerous game with China

Sunday, June 12th, 2011
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Beijing warns Google

Beijing warns Google

“Google has become a political instrument of denigration of the Chinese Government” – reports Reuters with reference to Chinese pro-government newspaper People’s Daily. Edition warns Google against venture political games with China’s authorities. Similar actions of Chinese mass media evidence possible tightening of complex cyber security relations between China and USA.

Last week Google reported cyber-attack to Gmail postal service. As company reported there were some phishing attacks to accounts of several hundred users of popular postal system. Among potential hacker’s victims were listed American officials, military, human rights activists, journalists. Fortunately company managed to prevent the attack in time.

According to People’s Daily report Google is referring to the amount of victims among Chinese human right activists, this “consciously contributes to a negative perception of China ; it is an evident hint to NATO that it is Chinese government who organized the cyber-attack”.

In addition Google insists that the attack was organized in Jian of Shandong province which is considered to be an intelligence office of National Liberation Army.

China denied all the accusations towards authorities concerning the attacks. This cybercrime returns USA and China to past year relations when Google charged the China government in attempt of hacking accounts. The same time Google ended censorship requests and started redirecting visitors of Google.cn to Hong Kong search engine.

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