China's Great Firewall designer 'hit by shoe'

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  1. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    China's Great Firewall designer 'hit by shoe'

    Police in China say they are seeking a man who allegedly threw an egg and shoes at the designer of the country's Great Firewall of web controls.

    Fang Binxing was lecturing at Wuhan University, Hubei province, when the alleged protest took place.

    Reports of the attack spread quickly on Twitter after a user named Hanunyi posted his account of the incident.

    Mr Fang is reviled by many Chinese web users for overseeing development of China's system of internet censorship.

    The computer scientist, who is Principal of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, has been dubbed the Father of the Great Firewall.

    'The egg missed'

    An officer at Luojiashan Public Security Bureau confirmed police were investigating the alleged attack, AP news agency reported.

    Hanunyi posted a live account of the alleged shoe-throw on his profile page, including a picture of a hand clutching an egg.

    "The egg missed the target. The first shoe hit the target. The second shoe was blocked by a man and a woman," he tweeted.

    The Great Firewall, also known as the Golden Shield Project, blocks thousands of websites, including those linked to the Dalai Lama and the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement.

    It also filters keyword searches for sensitive topics such as Tibet or Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel prize-winning dissident.

    According to some Twitter users, searches for "hanunyi" have also been blocked since the alleged attack on Mr Fang took place.

    China's government has invested heavily in controlling the internet, recently setting up a body to monitor censorship: the State Internet Information Office.

    BBC News - China's Great Firewall designer 'hit by shoe'
     
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  3. AprilLyrics

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    happy to hear this.
    we all hate GFW
     
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    nimo_cn Senior Member Senior Member

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    Well, someone must be very pissed off that he can no longer download pornography without a proxy software.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    The VPN is great, I can get through the Great Firewall and trick free fileshare IP timers at the same time.... to download porn?
     
  6. utubekhiladi

    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    he should be prosecuted for missing the target
     
  7. AprilLyrics

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    GFW never bans porn website.

    it bans the information from outside~
     
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    nimo_cn Senior Member Senior Member

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    Never? Are you living in mailand?

    If you are, try this one, 【娜魯灣論壇】Naluone Forum Index. This site wasn't banned until 2009, after it was blocked I have to activate my proxy software everytime I visit it.

    Do you know that baidu.jp, the Japanese version of Baidu, is banned in China for too many Chinese netizens are using it to search Japanese porns?
     
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    You can get through the Great Firewall and download the bit-torrent files shared on a porn site, after that you can download porn without activating proxy software.
     
  10. amoy

    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    He deserves that egg. GFW is a product of cowards. The biggest loss for me is Youtube. Even till today I havent figured out how to crush the wall. Proxy? Recommend one pls.

    But don't visit porn. I'm doing a moral preaching. Often phishing / hacking / virus baits - dangerous!
     
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    nimo_cn Senior Member Senior Member

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    To some extent, you are right.

    But in my opinion, sometimes it is a wise decision to hide behind that wall when you are put in a disadvantageous and defensive position.


    Edit: If you want, give me your email address, I am gonna send my proxy software to you.
     
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    nimo_cn Senior Member Senior Member

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    Just for the record, I didn't post that link to spread porn.
     
  14. LurkerBaba

    LurkerBaba Staff Administrator

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    Right....

    I heard there was a move by Chinese authorities to ban WoW (World of Warcraft). That pissed off most of the teenagers
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    Whats wrong with porn? You think the CCP did it to keep people from wanking off? I think CCP wants Chinese people to be ignorant of the rest of the world and try to control them like slaves, so that it can STICK ON TO POWER.
     
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    LurkerBaba Staff Administrator

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    I said there was a move by the authorities. Didn't say that they were successful (mostly because of the backlash?)

    Anyways here is the news (it's from 2009)

    The biggest ban ever: no more World of Warcraft in China
     
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    civfanatic Retired Moderator

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    I would actually a support a ban on WoW and other online MMOGs much more than a ban on porn.

    Online gaming wastes kids' lives. They should spend their time studying instead.
     
  19. Godless-Kafir

    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    The monotonous brainwashing is what repulses and push kids into finding escape routes like video games and hanging out. Its one of the same reasons adults run away into the Pub or the church, weather you go to the pub or the church its the same thing, its an quick fix to our problems. These contradictions and ironies will exist in a mad society like ours so there no way to push it down the carpet. We cant wish away symptoms and not see the disease.
     
  20. nimo_cn

    nimo_cn Senior Member Senior Member

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    That is your source? I thought it would be some masterpiece from NYTimes, BBC, or at least TOI. What's in your source is misinformation.

    The truth is two Chinese companies fought for the license to operate the game, and the government intervened to solve the friction. It was a move to solve the problem, not a move to ban the game.

    If CPC was determined to ban WoW, just complaints from several millions of addicted online-gamers wouldn't affect it.
     
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    Bravo ! Not only is , NYT etc is (masterful?) propaganda, but also small technology sites.

    Seems the only outlet for unbiased reporting is Xinhua !
     

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