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China tightens 'Great Firewall' internet control with new technology

Companies and individuals affected by new system thought to 'learn, discover and block' encrypted communications<p>China appears to be tightening its control of internet services that are able to burrow secretly through what is known as the "Great Firewall", which prevents citizens there from reading …

China Has More Internet Monitors Than Soldiers

China has 2 million people working as online monitors, according to a report last week by state news publication <i>Beijing News</i> — a new estimate that …

The War on Terror Has Turned Ethiopia Into a Surveillance State

According to a new Human Rights Watch report, the Ethiopian government has learned it can do whatever it wants in surveillance, as guided by American precedent.<p>Image: Shutterstock<p>There’s a knock at your door. You open it, only to find several grave-looking police officers accusing you of a crime …

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China Will Unblock Facebook and Twitter in Free Trade Zone

China’s ambitious Shanghai Free Trade Zone is designed to welcome foreign investment and open an attractive yuan-denominated financial sector to the …

NSA surveillance: the US is behaving like China

Both governments think they are doing what is best for the state and people. But, as I know, such abuse of power can ruin lives<p>Even though we know governments do all kinds of things I was shocked by the information about the US surveillance operation, Prism. To me, it's abusively using government …