Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Friday April 10, 2015

China Is Said to Use Powerful New Weapon to Censor Internet

The sheer amount of effort the Chinese put into trying to censor the internet is mind boggling when you think about it.

China’s new Internet weapon, the report says, is similar to one developed and used by the National Security Agency and its British counterpart, GCHQ, a system outlined in classified documents leaked by Edward J. Snowden, the former United States intelligence contractor. The American system, according to the documents, which were published by The Intercept, can deploy a system of programs that can intercept web traffic on a mass scale and redirect it to a site of their choosing. The N.S.A. and its partners appear to use the programs for targeted surveillance, whereas China appears to use the Great Cannon for an aggressive form of censorship.