China internet net blocking reports

This morning, the Wall Street Journal’s Charles Hutzler has an article (reg. req’d.) on page B1 about the Open Net Initiative’s most recent two reports on China blocking tactics.  Our most recent two reports, produced through our partnership with the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab and the University of Cambridge’s Advanced Network Research Group, are here and here.

The lead: “The phalanx of barriers China uses to block access to dissenting views on the Internet is growing in sophistication and reach, stretching from network nerve centers to home desktop computers.”  He goes on: “China’s Internet police are using a filtering technology to, in effect, disable a popular feature of the search engine Google, according to a team of researchers at Cambridge, Harvard and Toronto universities.”

Slashdot has it, too, with lots of comments posted.

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