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china relents and unblocks access to wikipedia

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posted on Nov, 17 2006 @ 10:46 AM
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according to this story, china has given in after a year-long ban and allowed access to wikipedia, who refused to make a censored version for china (unlike some other big companies who threw away their 'principles' and bowed down to them just to get their business)

wikipedia claimed that they were totally neutral as a company and had no allegiance or axe to grind with anybody.

good going wikipedia

welcome to another part of the internet, china


(unfortunely people in china wont be able to read the above link because the bbc website is on the banned list
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posted on Dec, 3 2006 @ 03:30 PM
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(unfortunely people in china wont be able to read the above link because the bbc website is on the banned list)


They can surf the web from any country without censorship if this software works.


Tool to circumvent internet censorship set to launch

Researchers at University of Toronto plan to introduce a software tool on Friday that aims to help people in countries that censor the World Wide Web.

Psiphon (pronounced sigh-fawn), a web-based utility, lets individuals in a country that censors the internet sign on to a server that gives them secure access to web pages anywhere, bypassing government restrictions.

Researchers will also show recorded video of psiphonites in Iran using the system.



It can be downloaded from here


psiphon is a human rights software project developed by the Citizen Lab at the Munk Centre for International Studies that allows citizens in uncensored countries to provide unfettered access to the Net through their home computers to friends and family members who live behind firewalls of states that censor.



posted on Dec, 3 2006 @ 03:36 PM
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I wouldn't say Wikipedia is 100% neutral, but in general its pritty well done.

There are instances where editors political persuasions or taste about certain things do clearly influence what information is allowed in and which is not.

A good example of this is that the pages concerning 9/11 Scholars for truth have some hefty errors an incomplete data on them while updates about the organisation are being deleted and withheld.



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