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Facebook Coming to Shanghai

Facebook Coming to Shanghai

Ever since being banned in mainland China in 2010, Facebook has been desperately trying to snake its way back into the land of the Red Dragon. And it may have found a route through Shanghai. According to the New York Times, which quoted people with “knowledge” of the situation, Facebook plans to open an office […]

Government Proposal Against Censorship in China Gets Censored

Government Proposal Against Censorship in China Gets Censored

Among the developed world, China has long been regarded as enforcing some of the strictest rules on Internet access. Now, government advisers, deputies, delegates and lawmakers are calling on regulators to ease restrictions. Even those who agree with China’s basis to censor politically sensitive information are now arguing that China’s digital nets are spreading too […]

Facebook Creates New Special Software for China’s Internet Censorship

Facebook Creates New Special Software for China’s Internet Censorship

Facebook is a global entity – well, kind of. An almost global entity. China, with its strict cyber-censorship laws, is one of very few (less than 15) nations barring its citizens access to the popular social site. This, however, may soon change. Facebook has created a special software to potentially accommodate China’s harsh censorship demands, […]

Second Draft of Controversial Chinese Cybersecurity Law Presented to Parliament

Second Draft of Controversial Chinese Cybersecurity Law Presented to Parliament

In a further push toward absolute control and censorship of online activities, Chinese parliament held a second reading of draft rules for a potential and controversial new cybersecurity law Monday. The Chinese government’s dominance over its citizens has much to do with its stringent control of media outlets; from going through people’s personal emails and […]