(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.
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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 »
Internet censorship in China has led to another bizarre outcome in Guangdong Provinceâ€”a local network service provider has treated terms such as â€œcommunist partyâ€ and â€œsocialismâ€ as sensitive key words and filtered them out. Many articles containing these terms could not be accessed. From EpochTimes