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Archive for June, 2009

Google blocked in China mainland?

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

From some friends I just received the message, that Google seems to be blocked within China mainland While You can still access google.CN from any place within China, the normal version google.COM seems to be blocked in several parts of China. I've read some China forums and it seems that ...

Green dam censoring software threatens Internet users

Friday, June 12th, 2009

In China's never ending quest to control the Internet, they spend a whooping 40 million yuan on a software called Green dam: 绿坝-花季护航. to check the content of websites and block anything that might do harm to a user. Namely pornography and violence. The software seems to be a failure ...

Mircosoft’s new search engine Bing: sick or cold?

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Microsoft some days ago released their new search engine Bing to the public. Apart from the question "Is Bing any good, compared to Google?" there is another one: What does Bing mean? Having a little knowledge in Chinese, this word sounds suspicious to me. And Bing does sound Chinese is ...

20 years past Tian An Men

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

This topic is all the rage these days, so I wonder what hasn't been said about this incident. There is not much left to be honest, so I'll keep it short. Searching for 四六 in Google Imagesearch will bring up some disturbing pictures, at least if You are outside of ...