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Twitter estimates that it has 10 million users in China

A source inside Twitter told TechCrunch that the company estimates that it has around 10 million users in China. That gives us a glimpse at the potential number of people using VPN software to avoid C

China’s Government Will Embed Police In Its Largest Tech Firms

China already has some of the most stringent Internet restrictions in the world, but censorship is poised to become even more extreme. Sites and social networks will no longer just be surveilled by

These Activists Are Plotting To End Internet Censorship In China

"I hope we put ourselves out of business," said Charlie Smith, the pseudonymous head of Great Fire. And he was serious. After all this Chinese Internet monitoring watchdog GreatFire.org is no ordinary

Gmail Now Even More Inaccessible In China

China has made it increasingly difficult to use Google services, including Gmail, this year. Now Gmail users are blocked from a workaround that allowed them to access their emails through third-party

China Blocks Content Delivery Network Edgecast, Cutting Access To ‘Thousands’ Of Websites

China's internet censors have been busy of late, after it emerged that the country's Great Firewall began restricting access to thousands of websites this past week -- including Drupal.org, The Atlant

Are American Tech Companies Disloyal?

FBI Director James Comey had some choice words this week for startups and technology companies about their increasing use of encryption and their responsibilities to law enforcement. Speaking at Brook

Google Quietly Removes Censorship Warning Feature For Search Users In China (Updated)

Google has quietly disabled a feature that notified users of its search service in China when a keyword had been censored by the Chinese government's internet controls, according to censorship monitor