SHANGHAI — With its sterling reputation and its scientific bent, Shanghai Jiaotong University has the feel of an Ivy League institution.
The university has alliances with elite American ones like Duke and the University of Michigan. And it is so rich in science and engineering talent that Microsoft and Intel have moved into a research park directly adjacent to the school.
From The New York Times
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Ron Deibert, Director of the Citizen Lab and co-founder of the Open Net Initiative and the Information Warfare Monitor, has recently published a paper for the Canadian International Council. “China’s Cyberspace Control Strategy: An Overview and Consideration of Issues for Canadian Policy” confronts China’s “cyberspace control strategy” and discusses research regarding cyber-espionage and filtering in the country with the world’s largest Internet population. In addition to informing global cyber policy, the paper focuses particularly on the implications for policy in Canada as well as China-Canada diplomatic and economic relations. Deibert concludes with key policy recommendations for Canada.
Read it here.
The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, said the United
States and other countries could help his campaign for a free Tibet by
promoting an open society in China.
“Censorship … is the source of the problem,” the Dalai Lama said
Saturday in Beverly Hills.
From The Vancouver Sun
WUHAN, China—Some of today’s biggest cybersecurity worries trace their roots to this central Chinese city, where a hacker with a junior high school education slapped cartoon pandas onto millions of computers to hide a destructive spy program.
(CNN) — A growing number of software companies are capitalizing on an unexpected business opportunity: Internet censorship.
In countries where governments continue to ramp up Web filtering systems, more people are searching for tools that will allow them to access inaccessible information — and they are willing to pay for them.
Over the past few weeks there have been a number of headline grabbing dust-ups in U.S.-China relations: the cyber-attacks on Google; China’s reaction to U.S. arms sales to Taiwan; President Barack Obama’s meeting with the Dalai Lama; disagreements over Iran’s nuclear program; and the debates over the value of China’s currency and climate change.
SAN FRANCISCO — A series of online attacks on Google and dozens of other American corporations have been traced to computers at two educational institutions in China, including one with close ties to the Chinese military, say people involved in the investigation.
From The New York Times
In the past few days, Chinese twitterers reported that the Chinese censor has blocked a number of popular Twitter’s third party applications. Since Fanfou, the Chinese micro-blogging website, has been ordered to shut down earlier this year, many bloggers moved to Twitter to spread their ideas. Net activists believe that it is impossible to block… Read more »
Researchers at the Information Warfare Monitor uncovered a suspected cyber espionage network of over 1,295 infected hosts in 103 countries. This finding comes at the close of a 10-month investigation of alleged Chinese cyber spying against Tibetan institutions that consisted of fieldwork, technical scouting, and laboratory analysis. Close to 30% of the infected hosts are… Read more »