Great Firewall


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Great Firewall

n
(Computer Science) informal a system that prevents access to websites deemed undesirable by the government of the People's Republic of China
[C21: a play on the Great Wall of China]
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Washington should cooperate with private organizations to blow holes in the Great Firewall and use the access of Chinese media to the U.
The Great Firewall involves tens of thousands of government workers monitoring social media and blocking some websites altogether, especially ones where Chinese could access material that's critical of their leaders.
Google's search engine and many of its services are blocked by China's Great Firewall, but internet regulators have recently allowed access to its translation product, one that has made leaps and bounds in accuracy by incorporating the company's AI research.
CNBC cays Apple is facing criticism from local users and rights groups for bowing to pressure from Beijing cyber regulators after it decided to remove hundreds of apps from its Chinese store this year, including messaging apps and virtual private network (VPN) services, which help users subvert China's Great Firewall.
China continued to be the worst abused of online freedoms, given its limits on free speech and censorship of the internet behind the Great Firewall, as well as the government's tendency to hack or imprison critics of the current regime.
It turns out that, regardless of how popular your content might be in China, it will most likely suffer significant delays and lower quality if it is streamed from a content delivery network (CDN) outside the Great Firewall of China.
China's digital Great Firewall and the new National Security and Cybersecurity Laws threaten vital high-technology sectors of the US economy.
For western brands, launching websites and applications in China is especially difficult due to the Great Firewall, a unique internet filtering system that restricts online access, blocks certain types of content and can cause unacceptably long load times.
Authoritarians may eye China's system of internet censorship, known as the Great Firewall, with envy, but other governments may struggle to apply the Chinese model, suggests internet policy analyst Pete Hunt.
While it is not necessary to be a political scientist to understand and enjoy China's Future, knowledge of certain aspects of Chinese everyday life, such as the existence of the Great Firewall and the internal national controversy over Tibet and Xinjiang, can improve enjoyment of the text.
It's worth investigating how much of a role she had in the construction the Great Firewall of China," he tweeted.