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99percentinvisible: Walking was invented in Europe, according...

Sep 29, 2:50


99percentinvisible:

Walking was invented in Europe, according to this sign found by a friend in China. 

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MPAA Boss: If The Chinese Censor The Internet, Why Can't The US? (techdirt.com)

2011 Dec 10, 8:31

FTA:

The MPAA is getting pretty desperate, it seems. MPAA boss Chris Dodd was out trying to defend censoring the internet this week by using China as an example of why censorship isn’t a problem. It’s kind of shocking, really.

“When the Chinese told Google that they had to block sites or they couldn’t do [business] in their country, they managed to figure out how to block sites.”

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I get better spam than you - Boing Boing

2010 Dec 30, 6:42"Posted here, verbatim, is an example of the sort of spam I get. 'hello I am China dinosaur factory .Hope that you know our product more .Also hope that we can establish long-term cooperative relation.'"PermalinkCommentshumor spam robot dino

TED Blog: Sergey Brin on Google's China decision

2010 Feb 24, 9:21"Onstage at TED2010, TED curator Chris Anderson interviews Google's Sergey Brin about the company's recent statement on China."PermalinkCommentsted video sergey-brin google china security privacy censorship technical

Obama should back up Google with more than rhetoric: The US should challenge China’s “firewall” before the WTO. : First Amendment Coalition

2010 Jan 25, 5:25"...file a complaint with the World Trade Organization, contesting China’s internet censorship as a breach of the international trade rules to which China, as a WTO member, is subject. The US can argue that China’s “Great Firewall”–a system of filters and bottlenecks that effectively shutters the country within its own intranet–is an illegal restraint on international trade because it bars foreign companies from competing, via the internet, in the vast Chinese market."PermalinkCommentseconomics wto politics google china internet censorship us

McAfee Security Insights Blog » Blog Archive » Operation “Aurora” Hit Google, Others

2010 Jan 20, 8:26McAfee on the China v Google attack.PermalinkCommentshack hackers security google browser web ie china microsoft malware ie6 technical

Researchers identify command servers behind Google attack

2010 Jan 14, 2:54Wow: "If the report's findings are correct, it suggests that the government of China has been engaged for months in a massive campaign of industrial espionage against US companies."PermalinkCommentsinternet google china security politics privacy

Google and China: the attacks and their aftermath

2010 Jan 13, 6:35Ars Technica rounds up links on the recent Google threatening to stop censoring itself in China including quotes from Secretary of State Clinton, and the EFF and info on the hacks.PermalinkCommentsgoogle china arstechnica news politics security censorship

Official Google Blog: A new approach to China

2010 Jan 12, 9:02"We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China."PermalinkCommentsgoogle china politics privacy censorship internet web search

The Longest Way 1.0 - one year walk/beard grow time lapse on Vimeo

2009 Aug 6, 8:06"Man shaves head, walks across China for a year, grows beard & crazy hair, and takes daily photos and short videos of himself along the way". Like the hair and the ska!PermalinkCommentsvia:kottke hair photo video timelapse china travel ska

Analysis of the Green Dam Censorware System

2009 Jun 12, 12:20"We have discovered remotely-exploitable vulnerabilities in Green Dam, the censorship software reportedly mandated by the Chinese government. Any web site a Green Dam user visits can take control of the PC. According to press reports, China will soon require all PCs sold in the country to include Green Dam. This software monitors web sites visited and other activity on the computer and blocks adult content as well as politically sensitive material."PermalinkCommentscensorship china hack security internet greendam

Meteorology Law of the People's Republic of China -- china.org.cn

2009 Feb 4, 4:16From Sorting it all Out wrt the weather gadget in Vista's sidebar, this link to China's laws on weather forecast: "Article 22 The State applies a unified system for the issue of public meteorological forecast and severe weather warning... No other organizations or individuals may issue to the community such forecast or warning." "Article 25 When the media, including radio, television, newspaper and telecommunication, issue to the community public meteorological forecast or severe weather warning, they shall use the latest meteorological information provided by a meteorological office... Part of the revenues from the distribution of meteorological information shall be drawn to support the development of meteorological service." Whether an application is legally allowed to provide a weather forecast is not an attribute I would have imagined necessary for a localization API.PermalinkCommentsvia:michael-kaplan china law legal politics weather forecast localization

Reporters sans frontieres - Beijing Games 2008

2008 Jul 30, 10:45"Reporters Without Borders therefore offers the following practical advice to foreign journalists to help them cover the human rights situation in China." Install Tor, use PGP and other interesting things.PermalinkCommentscensorship china internet privacy olympics journalism

Language Log - Honest but unhelpful

2008 Jul 3, 11:50Another translation error. At least they're upfront about it though.PermalinkCommentshumor chinese china english language translation error

Mao (game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2008 Jun 2, 12:57A card game where 'new players are often told only "the only rule you may be told is this one."'. '...the game being a parody of life in the People's Republic of China during the Cultural Revolution, where the laws changed secretly..."PermalinkCommentscard history politics game legal parody

China, China's Boomtowns - National Geographic Magazine

2008 Apr 3, 2:19"How one supercharged province cranks out lightbulbs, buttons, and bra rings, as well as instant cities for the factory workers. "PermalinkCommentsvia:boingboing china economics environment politics video

CSE 590YA - Winter '02 - Lectures and Archived Materials

2008 Mar 10, 3:20Josh Benaloh / Brian LaMacchina encryption course at University of Washington available for free. Slides and audio from the course are available. Recommended by course through my company.PermalinkCommentsmath encryption education security csc todo

New Scientist Technology Blog: Mr Woo's DIY automatons

2007 Aug 13, 3:15Article and video on Mr. Woo a Chinese farmer who creates robots from scavenged materials. Very cool.PermalinkCommentsrobot robots video china diy article humor

Maopost.com - Vintage Chinese Propaganda Posters

2007 Mar 21, 5:18Get a Chinese propaganda poster personalized with your face in place of the face of someone on the poster.PermalinkCommentsart poster propaganda painting vintage humor china chinese

FRONTLINE: the tank man | PBS

2006 Apr 17, 11:24Documentary on the effect of the Tiananmen Square protest on ChinaPermalinkCommentsdocumentary history politics tv video pbs the-tank-man tank-man tiananmen tiananmen-square china culture protest
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