I thought about exceprting this for length but it’s so fascinating, you should read it all.
New strategy seeks to shut down websites which help the Chinese get around the ‘Great Firewall’
Agence France-Presse in Washington
China has expanded its internet censorship efforts beyond its borders with a new strategy that attacks websites across the globe, researchers said.
The new strategy, dubbed “Great Cannon,” seeked to shut down websites and services aimed at helping the Chinese circumvent the “Great Firewall,” according to a report by the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto.
“While the attack infrastructure is co-located with the Great Firewall, the attack was carried out by a separate offensive system, with different capabilities and design, that we term the ‘Great Cannon’,” it said. “The Great Cannon is not simply an extension of the Great Firewall, but a distinct attack…
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