Activists GreatFire Urge Western Companies to End Chinese Censorship

GreatFire, an organisation set up to combat the Great Firewall of China, is hoping to end the hypocrisy of companies and free speech in China. As the activists GreatFire urge Western companies to end Chinese censorship, they blame companies like Apple for their so-called hypocrisy in regards to China’s censorship. As companies such as Apple always

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Cyber Attack in China Exposes 20 million Users

Alibaba, one of China’s biggest companies and owner of online auction site Taobao, have recently come under attack by hackers in which cyber attack in China exposes 20million users. The attack came from a group of hackers who have since been identified, and was caused by a breach of security in the Alibaba’s cloud computing

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China Accused of Huge Breach of US Government Data

Only months after the US government suffered a data breach from hackers thought to be of Russian origin, President Obama is having to deal with another attack on home soil, this time with China accused of huge breach of US government data. This time, the attack came on OPM, the Office of Personnel Management, which holds

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Anti-Censorship Site Targeted By Hackers

Online censorship has always been a problem in China, with the government restricting its citizens from accessing the true freedom of the internet. But there are more and more ways popping up for citizens to bypass this restriction and allow users to access restricted websites. One such method has seen organisations like greatfire.org provide those in

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A summit on cyber-security soon to be held between U.S. and China?

We heard that a summit on cyber-security soon to be held between U.S. and China. For several years, the United States and China have been accusing each other of launching cyber-attacks on IT companies, both private and public ones. Tom Donilon, the national security adviser of Barack Obama recently stated that Beijing should “take serious steps

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Chinese people compelled to give their name to access Internet

The Chinese government is bringing a stricter control over the Web by addressing the topic of anonymity. A new law passed in 2012 requires Chinese end users to provide their real identity to access Internet from any computer or mobile phone, but also to be able to use all the services that can publish information.

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China monitoring Skype conversations

Skype is one of the most popular services for chat and phone conversations over the Internet, appealing to 250 million monthly connected users: it is a great way to keep contacts with friends and family but also business contacts based far or even abroad. But in China, people’s phone and chat conversations in Skype can

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