A Personal Account of China’s Great Firewall

China is known to possess one of the most pervasive and developed Internet filtration systems in the world. Navigating China’s tightly controlled and state-monitored online world has posed a unique challenge not just for Chinese citizens but also for visitors like Sara Marie Watson. Miss Watson’s blog, aptly titled “Sara in China,” deals broadly with [...]

Argentinian National Criminal Court orders all ISPs to block leakymails.com, leakymails.blogspot.com

This past week, an Argentinian judge from the National Criminal Court (Juzgado Nacional en lo Criminal y Correccional No.9, Secretaría No. 17) ordered all ISPs to block the political whistleblowing sites leakymails.com and leakymails.blogspot.com. Under the banner of “lets stop lies and hypocrisy,” leakymails.com was intended to expose corruption within Argentina government by publishing relevant public or official [...]

Baidu changes have unexpected impact on Herdict traffic

Beginning in June, Herdict saw its traffic from Baidu, China’s leading search engine, drop to unprecedented lows. Although it does not appear that Herdict itself has been delisted at Baidu, the removal of other sites has impacted Herdict’s visitors from China. Baidu has stopped returning results when searches for complete web addresses of blocked sites [...]

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