Is that why I was modded down last time?
...where hate speech is illegal? Mocking Hindu gods is their version of "hate speech".
Many Chinese websites have blocked access to the US. It's been that way for many years. These websites include e.g. music file search engines and youtube-like video sites (where there are actually full movies).
This definitely work. I have no problem using SSH even on the standard port in China. Since ssh is encrypted, deep packet inspection is useless, unless they ban SSH altogether, which they don't.
Can they track and destroy software pirates from space?
Protecting civilians means also protecting armed rebels? I'm surprised no one spotted this.
As far as I know, facebook wasn't banned until the 2008 Tibet riot, when facebook was used to rally people to anti-government demonstrations. As said in the summary, a facebook clone, Renren, is extremely popular in China with 150 million users, among other social networking sites such as dating-oriented ones. It has pretty much all the fancy features of facebook plus its own innovations, but it's NOT censored, because i) Most of its users are Chinese. What Chinese government really fears is the connection with foreigners in the case of Facebook and Twitter. Though it sounds paradoxical, most people calling for more democracy and freedom in China are foreigners and Chinese expatriates in western countries, rather than people within China who tend to be rather indifferent. ii) Renren is the product an indigenous company in China. Therefore the government naturally expects that the company is more cooperative and controllable. LinkedIn is obviously also not banned, because its scope is limited to professional activities. It's not likely that people will use it to promote anti-government demonstrations. In short, social networking is big business in China and censorship is very selective.
After seeing this video, I'm finally convinced that Chrome OS has absolutely nothing to do with the cause of desktop Linux adoption, except in a technical sense. Another blow to those endless advocates.
Under censorship, most ordinary Chinese had never heard of Xiaobo Liu, until they saw news headlines of the sort "Ministry of Foreign Affairs Condemn Nobel Committee for Interfering with Chinese Politics".
This would cause even more drama. I can't wait until that happens... Though his rape charges may prevent him from getting the prize.
China is trying to spread authoritarianism to the west? You view of the world must be stuck in the era when the Soviets sponsored communist parties in Europe. All China is saying, all the time, is "leave us alone".
No need for a large government like China's to control the Internet!
Thanks for your elaborate explanation. But from what you said, the worm itself wasn't enough to do all the damage, but a lot of spying was needed to probe the internal operation of the nuclear plant, so the worm could be specifically designed to damage the centrifuge, the steam valves etc. I'm also thinking about another question. Are there alternatives to Siemens control system, of comparable quality, in operating systems other than Windows? This is the crucial factor deciding the long-term threat of this Siemens-specific worm.
Just disconnect any sensitive nuclear facility from the freaking Internet. Are they so stupid?
Brad Manning is the real leaker. Anyone else could have done Assange's job.