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The great firewall of China : how to build and control an alternative version of the internet

Author: James T Griffiths
Publisher: London : Zed Books, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Griffiths exposes the world's biggest and most sophisticated system of internet censorship. He describes how China did the impossible and built a controlled, warped version of the internet. Griffiths also explains how the vision of the web as a force for democracy and freedom failed, and the censors, far from retreating, are on the advance.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James T Griffiths
ISBN: 9781786995353 1786995352
OCLC Number: 1040998629
Description: xiii, 385 pages : 1 map ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Early warnings. Part one. Wall. Protests: solidarity from Hong Kong to Tiananmen --
Over the wall: China's first email and the rise of the online censor --
Nailing the jello: Chinese democracy and the Great Firewall --
Enemy at the gates: how fear of Falun Gong boosted the Firewall --
Searching for an opening: Google, Yahoo and Silicon Valley's moral failing in China --
Part two. Shield. Along came a spider: Lu Wei reins in the Chinese internet --
Peak traffic: Getting the Dalai Lama online --
Filtered: The firewall catches up with Da Cankao --
Jumping the wall: FreeGate, UltraSurf, and Falun Gong's fight against the censors --
Called to account: Silicon Valley's reckoning on Capitol Hill --
Part three. Sword. Uyghurs online: Ilham Tohti and the birth of the Uyghur internet --
Shutdown: how to take 20 million people offline --
Ghosts in the machine: Chinese hackers expand the Firewall's reach --
NoGuGe: The ignominious end of Google China --
The social network: Weibo and the last free-speech platform --
Gorillas in the mist: Exposing China's hackers to the world --
Part four. War. Caught: the death of the Uyghur internet --
Key opinion leader: how Chinese trolls go after dissidents overseas --
Root and stem: the internet is more vulnerable than you think --
The censor at the UN: China's undermining of global internet freedoms --
Sovereignty: when Xi Jinping came for the internet --
Friends in Moscow: the Great Firewall goes west --
Plane crash: China helps Russia bring Telegram to heel --
One app to rule them all: how WeChat opened up new frontiers of surveillance and censorship --
Buttocks: Uganda's internet blackouts follow Beijing's lead --
Epilogue: Silicon Valley won't save you.
Other Titles: How to build and control an alternative version of the internet
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