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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.”

PermalinkCommentsmpaa technical censorship

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

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

Code: Flickr Developer Blog » A Chinese puzzle: Unicode and EXIF metadata parsing

2010 Jan 8, 2:08Flickr dev talks image metadata the various forms which to prefer and how to guess at their character encodings.PermalinkCommentsunicode charset flickr photo image exif programming reference xmp technical

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

[whatwg] Superset encodings [Re: ISO-8859-* and the C1 control range]

2009 Apr 23, 1:35"This e-mail is an attempt to give a relatively concise yet reasonably complete overview of non-Unicode character sets and encodings for 'Chinese characters', excluding those which are not supported by at least one of the four browsers IE, Safari, Firefox and Opera (henceforth 'all browsers'), and tentatively avoiding technical details which are out of scope for HTML5 unless they are important to gain a general understanding of the relevant issues."PermalinkCommentshtml html5 iso-2022 charset encoding character unicode cjk

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

Not My Job: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: NPR

2008 Jun 12, 2:33NPR show 'Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!' talks to Neil Tyson about Pluto, impending asteroid impact, and then quizes him on the "long-delayed Guns and Roses album, Chinese Democracy". Did you see him on TDS or Colbert Report? He does fun interviews!PermalinkCommentsnpr audio quiz guns-and-roses neil-degrasse-tyson astrophysicist pluto asteroid humor

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

Language Translation -- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Greek, Norwegian, Chinese, Japanese & Korean

2007 Jun 6, 4:59A list of free web based language translation services including language guessing which I think is neat.PermalinkCommentsdictionary translation tool language reference free internet

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

Unicode Han Database

2006 Feb 23, 4:57PermalinkCommentschinese language unicode han charset

POPjisyo.com - Dictionary Translation Japanese/Chinese/Korean/Kanji/Hanzi

2005 Apr 4, 3:28PermalinkCommentsjapanese chinese dictionary language translation tools
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