Tag Archive for 'censorship'


The History of Chinese ICP and .CN Requirements

There has been a bit of a maelstrom recently regarding the use of .CN and ICP certificates all on top of the existing confusion.

So to try and set the record straight I am going to give a nice little walk through the pages of history and clearly state the facts of the matter from the inception until the present. And hopefully not only explain what the situation is, yet also how it came about and the anthropology of how we got to the situation that we have today.


Xinjiang, China Internet Block to last until October 1st 2009, Face Book and Twitter?

According to the local media in China, things flared up 2 days ago again. So while internet restrictions were about to be lifted the current official line is October 1st – China National Day – is when the blocks will be lifted.


Flickr Blocked in China Too!

There goes the flickr image servers as well. The fall out from Xinjiang continues.

Flickr works still for chat and forums – but no images.


Facebook Blocked in China

facebook.com blocked in China.

This time it is not even the “Connection Reset” usual suspect. Nothing is happening so I am guessing DNS poisoning.


Another Take Down for “Illegal Content”

We do have one client though, who has a social media site based around book reviews, summaries and content quality. Well it is a recipe for problems. Today we had a govt take down notice because a book title “The Dirty Nature of the Chinese Government” was summarised by some Chinese speaking person somewhere in the world.


OK – GPRS works for Twitter… IDC doesn’t on CNC – does on China Telecom – office doesn’t

This makes me laugh when overseas China tech “experts” say the “Great Firewall”. There is NO FIREWALL. There is a VERY DECOUPLED and de cntralised filtering system that often gives different results on different networks and at different times.


Twitter blocked in China

Twitter blocked in China? I can tweet via blog-but my twitter.com page just got the infamous “connection reset” msg..lets see if it passes?