Activists say they have found a way round Chinese internet censorship

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  1. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

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    Its tough to know where to start when it comes to China's censorship. We have been dealing with the technical side of their VPN blocking for awhile now. They use deep packet stuff to determine if a VPN is being used and can shut it down based solely on discriminating use of one. The response is to package the actual tunnel inside SSH or SSL independently and then they can't discriminate at all. Its been effective for clients, used in tandem with "forwarding" ports. There is always a way for those that have technical means. They just make it so tough on "regular folk". I don't get it.
     
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    Thanks for the share. I deleted my favorite browser in symbolic support of folks behind the Great Firewall.
     
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    Not sure how this is even relevant. o_O Did I miss something?
     
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    Seems like his favorite browser was made by the Chinese gov't so he decided to drop it in protest. Makes sense to me. Im just curious about the name of the browser.
     
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    Maxthon 4 - great browser, though. Blocking the Wall Street Journal and Reuters websites is pretty sad.
     
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    That's a great article, maybe Google will do the right thing.
    Another example why I will not use any Chinese browsers or AVs.
     
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    (Reuters) -
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/27/us-microsoft-china-censorship-idUSBRE9AQ0Q520131127
    https://en.greatfire.org/blog/2013/nov/small-step-microsoft-huge-improvement-chinese-users

    Skype blog
     
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  10. ComputerSaysNo

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    WTF MS actually doing something right o_O I dunno, makes me feel funny inside.
     
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