Posts tagged “China”

Chaos aims to crack China's wall

Access to the wider internet is a problem for journalists at the Beijing Olympics – and for the Chinese people. But there is an initiative to bypass the barriers. From

Internet Firms Create China Code of Conduct

Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc., in negotiations with other Internet companies and human-rights groups, reached an agreement on a voluntary code of conduct for activities in China and other restrictive countries. From WSJ

Dick Pound slams IOC over internet censorship

Dick Pound, the former anti-doping chief, has criticised the International Olympics Committee (IOC) for allowing the Chinese authorities to censor internet sites, claiming it had done considerable damage to the organisation. From

Olympics visitors encouraged to encrypt hard drives

If you are attending the Olympics in China starting the end of this week, then Phil Dunkelberger, chief executive of PGP Corp. has some advice for you. If you are taking any kind of hardware with you, be it a laptop or smart phone, he is urging you to encrypt the data on your devices,… Read more »

Wall Around Olympic News Proves Tall but Leaky

Beijing hasn’t fulfilled a pledge to the International Olympic Committee to make the Internet freely available to more than 20,000 journalists covering the August Games. A senior IOC official acknowledged that certain Web sites will be inaccessible to journalists at the events. China already restricts access to a number of Web sites for its 1.3… Read more »

IOC members outraged at China media 'muzzling'

China’s muzzling of the international media covering the Beijing Games has angered the Olympic movement and members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are questioning China’s right to hold the Games. From ABCNews

IOC admits to deal with China on censorship

International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials have cut a deal with China to allow the blocking of sensitive websites from media during the Beijing Games, press chief Kevan Gosper said on Wednesday. From GlobeandMail