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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Baidu, often called the Google of China, is well known for it's ubiquitous search engine that operates within the boundaries of the 'Great Firewall of China' a tongue in cheek jibe at the Golden Shield Project, which is China's internet censorship and surveillance tool.
By now the world knows that the Chinese government has spent years in placing various limits on the country's use of the internet and reports of it have come out either in the form of the Great Firewall of China or the Golden Shield Project.
The Golden Shield Project was undertaken by the Chinese government to censor references to politically sensitive topics such as Tiananmen Square, and the Middle East revolution.
The Golden Shield project - an ambitious state cyber security strategy - has spawned an elaborate system that enables pervasive censorship of internet content, requires mandatory registration of new sites, and enforces strict self-policing by China's online population.
This has led to new concerns and in 2006, the Golden shield Project was launched in China.
The complaint also claimed that senior Cisco executives participated in the Golden Shield project inspite of being aware that the Chinese Government had initiated a torture campaign against banned Falun Gong.
Washington, Aug 16 (ANI): Cisco, one of the world's largest technology companies, is in the dock for allegedly aiding the Chinese Communist party to implement the 2000 Golden Shield Project.