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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More than forty international experts, many of them Chinese, write about community-building and social networking, online dating and romance, government regulation, education and entertainment, and phenomena specific to China, including the Great Firewall and microblogging.
The Great Firewall of China further adds to the complexities of reliably obtaining customer information, website stability, load time and security.
INDIAN GOVT'S JUGAAD TECH With Twitter and Facebook banned in China and the great firewall posing a formidable challenge, the MEA was in a fix over posting pictures of the PM during his events overseas.
Great Firewall and Government Regulations The Chinese government blocks over 1,700 domains to censor its citizens potential exposure to questionable content.
Gmail has become almost impossible to use here, and in recent weeks the authorities have gummed up Astrill, the software Jing and countless others depended on to circumvent the Internet restrictions that Western security analysts refer to as the Great Firewall.
A series of damaging traffic spikes on random websites across the Internet is being blamed on redirected requests from China by the nation's Great Firewall, The Register reported.
But it also has the world's most sophisticated online censorship system, known outside the country as the Great Firewall.
Google Inc's Gmail was blocked in China after months of disruptions to the world's biggest email service, with an anti-censorship advocate suggesting the Great Firewall was to blame, reports Reuters.
Google's email service, which suffered disruptions for months in the country, was apparently blocked by the Great Firewall.
While some residents in China are able to 'jump' over the Great Firewall by buying Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) for their computers, for the most part, only foreigners and corporations are willing to pay for the software.
China's Netizens scale the Great Firewall of China with virtual private networks and American-based proxy servers like Freegate.
Mok said that China already operates a sophisticated internet screening at the server level andndash; dubbed the Great Firewall of China andndash; but he said that implementing screening measures at the PC level was unique.