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Eric Schmidt says encryption will help Google crack Chinese censorship and stop the NSA

Eric Schmidt thinks encryption is the answer to many of the internet’s problems. Google’s executive chairman said last November that “encrypting everything” could “end government censorship in a decade.” Now Schmidt says that in that same decade, encryption could “open up countries with strict censorship laws,” giving their people “a voice.”

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Schmidt said that Google was attempting to strengthen its encryption so the world’s governments “won’t be able to penetrate it” and obtain private data. Those efforts, Schmidt said, would create particular problems for “governments like China’s,” which he thought responsible for “80 to 85 percent of the world’s industrial espionage.” The Google…

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Satan Lucky: China’s subversive illustrator on walking the censorship line, free speech and publishing

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Beijing-based comic designer and illustrator Satan Lucky—a light-hearted name choice he made as a teenager—is not a dark character at all. On the contrary, he’s a smiling, cheerful young man with a very independent spirit and…

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Censorship Tells the Wrong Story – Simple Advertisements

This collection of creative advertisements created by Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai emphasizes on how censorship can very easily tell the wrong story, and indeed they have proven their point. This collection of what would usually be your average political photographs has been instantly transformed into, well, you can see for yourself. 


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China’s government won’t be loosening internet censorship after all, according to report

Rumors of relaxed internet censorship in China appear to be unfounded. Earlier this week, the South China Morning Post reported that the “Great Firewall,” which blocks access to popular web destinations like Facebook and Twitter in mainland China, would be lifted inside the special Shanghai free trade zone. The measure was described as a way to make travelers feel more at home, which would in turn (ideally) stimulate overseas investment and trade.

But apparently China’s regime doesn’t want visitors reading The New York Times after all — even in the free trade zone. The People’s Daily is disputing those initial reports, insisting that “internet management measures” inside the Shanghai zone will be identical to those elsewhere in…

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China to relax web censorship in the name of economic growth

China’s recent history has been marked by two key features: rampant economic growth and tight governmental control on the spread of information. Now, it seems, both are starting to wane, as economic expansion is slowing down and even the government’s zealous grip on the internet is beginning to loosen. A report from the South China Morning Post today cites sources within the Chinese government who say that the country’s ban on a number of globally popular social and news services will be lifted within the special Shanghai free trade zone.

Twitter, Facebook and The New York Times are explicitly named as websites that will be accessible within the area, but the phrasing of the report suggests there’ll be other politically sensitive…

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Link About It: This Week’s Picks: Nick Cave’s Grand Central horses, tracking Chinese censorship, mosh pit math and more in our weekly look at the web

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1. Basquiat’s Unseen Work After a year of record breaking sales at Gagosian Gallery, the public’s voracious appetite for the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is undeniable. In the wake of this recent rush, his former girlfriend Alexis Alder has come forward with a…

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