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The Cyber Cold War

The Cyber Cold War

In the battle for control of the Internet, the US holds most of the cards. Now Russia and China are calling for greater individual state power, while others argue the UN is best placed to manage the global network.

Beijing and Anonymous China Square Off

Beijing and Anonymous China Square Off

In response to growing repression of online dissent, a group of hackers calling themselves Anonymous China have begun a campaign to challenge the authority of the ruling party online in China.

Hacking Goes to China

Hacking Goes to China

In China, the popularity of DIY hacking is on the rise, with the state now funding new hackerspaces in the hope of encouraging innovation. But can the hacker ethic flourish in a country with a poor record of protecting freedoms?

by Sabine Blanc On May 3, 2012

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How China Gets the Internet to Censor Itself

How China Gets the Internet to Censor Itself

By blacklisting certain topics, pressuring service providers, outlawing anonymity and publicly making an example of users who post “inappropriate” content, the Chinese government effectively censor and regulate the Internet.

by Jason Q. Ng On March 21, 2012

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‘ACTA Goes Too Far’

‘ACTA Goes Too Far’

Last week 22 EU member states signed up to the ACTA treaty. The rapporteur of the treaty for the EU Parliament, Kader Arif, immediately resigned, describing the agreement as a “farce”. OWNI spoke to him shortly afterwards.

Exploring the Chinese Internet with WeiboScope

Exploring the Chinese Internet with WeiboScope

A new online tool offers the non-Chinese speaking world an insight into “the Chinese Twitter” – Sina Weibo. The speed and popularity of the microblogging site makes it difficult for Chinese authorities to censor its 250 million users.

Christmas: Brought to You by Chinese Slave Labor

Christmas: Brought to You by Chinese Slave Labor

In China, workers in factories producing popular toys this Christmas face long hours for poor pay in dangerous conditions lacking in basic human rights. Two NGO’s have spoken out against companies such as Mattel and Disney.

by Fabien Soyez On December 21, 2011

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Theory Meets Art: What Apple has to Hide

Theory Meets Art: What Apple has to Hide

Our appetite for iPhones is seemingly endless, but Paolo Pedercini experienced the less cuddly side of Apple when he developed a game app that drew attention to the exploitation of labor rights – which the app store promptly banned.

by PJ Rey On September 29, 2011

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[Interactive Map] Chinese investments in Europe

[Interactive Map] Chinese investments in Europe

A crisis-stricken Europe is looking towards China’s funds to keep the economy floating. But does China have a vested interest in fostering Europe’s dependency on emerging industries?

by Alexandre Marchand On September 28, 2011

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What exactly is the World Media Summit?

What exactly is the World Media Summit?

China’s official Xinhua News Agency organised a gathering of world media leaders with the aim of discussing a new international media order. Is this the beginning of China’s global cultural hegemony?

by David Bandurski On September 28, 2011

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WikiLeaks Misreading Leads to Online ‘Spy’ Hunt

WikiLeaks Misreading Leads to Online ‘Spy’ Hunt

In China, WikiLeaks’ unredacted diplomatic cables caused named individuals to be labeled as traitors – even though most of them merely work in government jobs requiring regular contact with the US.

by Oiwan Lam On September 16, 2011

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The End of the World: “Made in China”

The End of the World: “Made in China”

A report released by McAfee claims to have discovered the largest hacking attack to date. The fact that all eyes are looking at China is no coincidence….

by Olivier Tesquet On August 10, 2011

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Seeing Like a Social Network

Seeing Like a Social Network

Nations have traditionally used people’s names to organize civilization, yet these systems are not homogeneous throughout the world. As the “cyber sovereigns” begin to organize social media, people’s identities are forced to adapt.

Chinese dissidents “strolling” toward democracy, online and off

Chinese dissidents “strolling” toward democracy, online and off

China is notorious for being an oppressive regime – yet activists are going digital and getting smarter in their tactics.

Some thoughts on Africa 2.0

Some thoughts on Africa 2.0

The word “revolutionary”, when used these days regarding Africa, is less likely to be referring to a ‘revolutionary guard’ than an expression of people power, or technological innovation.

Two centuries of propaganda in posters

Two centuries of propaganda in posters

There is not a blast from the past quite like exploring two centuries of propaganda: The USSR with its workers, North Korea with its glorified communism, and Uncle Sam’s powerful army.

Reporting in China

Reporting in China

China is notorious for obstructing the work of foreign correspondents, using methods of intimidation towards journalists and their sources. As reporter Melissa Chan from Al Jazeera summarizes “You develop a level of paranoia sometimes, engrossed in the mission of filming enough footage before getting stopped.”

by Melissa Chan On May 26, 2011

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E-Spying: State-Sponsored Intrusion

E-Spying: State-Sponsored Intrusion

Government-led spying on Internet users has now become the norm in many countries. The suggestion of state-sponsored computer intrusions or infections, though, still raises more than just an eyebrow and poses real ethical questions

by Jart Armin On May 12, 2011

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Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology

Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology

Author Alexis Madrigal examines the history of green technologies in America, illuminating how they have been entangled with our culture, ethics, and government policy.

China: Not Tweeting a Revolution

China: Not Tweeting a Revolution

Why did China tweet a revolution and then have almost no one show up? See what Chinese idealists were posting to Twitter leading up to February 20, the day of the first rallies in what many hoped would become the country’s own “Jasmine revolution”.

by John Kennedy On March 2, 2011

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Jan Muehlfeit: “This century does not belong to the West”

Jan Muehlfeit: “This century does not belong to the West”

Jan Muehlfeit, director of Microsoft France, shares his vision on the future between economic crises and the rise of Asian power.

The Internet, Ignored No More: Morozov’s Case Against “Freedom.gov”

The Internet, Ignored No More: Morozov’s Case Against “Freedom.gov”

“Democratic and authoritarian states alike are now seeking “information sovereignity” from American companies, especially those perceived as being in bed with the U.S. government.”

by Nancy Scola On January 7, 2011

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China: Debate on Rare Earths Export

China: Debate on Rare Earths Export

With the rise of nationalistic sentiment in China, a majority of mainland Chinese support the government’s policy in restricting the export of rare earths to Japan and other western countries.

by Oiwan Lam On November 3, 2010

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The Wisdom of free speech: from Albania to Syria

The Wisdom of free speech: from Albania to Syria

I somehow doubt whether Tal al-Mallohi and her fellow Syrian detainees have watched many Norman Wisdom films. But if they ever do, I reckon they’d get a glimpse of what Syria is trying to suppress.