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Global Politics

Harvard researchers went undercover to reveal Chinese censorship tactics on the Internet

We all know about the so-called ‘Great Firewall of China,” the half-joking term for the barrier set up to prevent Western media from being consumed in China. And most of us assume there is a great deal of additional censorship with China itself. But until Gary King of Harvard University found a way to peer directly at the inner workings of Chinese censorship, no one knew exactly how it was done or what the Chinese were most serious about censoring.

Global Politics

Harvard researchers went undercover to reveal Chinese censorship tactics on the Internet

We all know about the so-called ‘Great Firewall of China,” the half-joking term for the barrier set up to prevent Western media from being consumed in China. And most of us assume there is a great deal of additional censorship with China itself. But until Gary King of Harvard University found a way to peer directly at the inner workings of Chinese censorship, no one knew exactly how it was done or what the Chinese were most serious about censoring.

Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asks for the name of a former count. .SU stands for the Soviet Union. Despite efforts to pull the plug on the Internet country code, an estimated 80-thousand websites still use it.

Science, Tech & Environment

Georgia hacking

Georgia is accusing Russia of attacks in cyberspace as well, as several Georgian government websites went down over the weekend, but Russia denies any responsibility, and says that, in fact, it's the Georgians who are attacking Russians online.

Science, Tech & Environment

Georgia hacking

Georgia is accusing Russia of attacks in cyberspace as well, as several Georgian government websites went down over the weekend, but Russia denies any responsibility, and says that, in fact, it's the Georgians who are attacking Russians online.

Global Politics

British spy agency's Facebook blunder

Eyebrows raised when Shelley Sawers posted on Facebook photos of where she and her husband live and the names of relatives. Why? Lady Sawers is the wife of the head of MI6. Lisa Mullins talks with Sarah Lyall, London correspondent for the New York Times.

Development & Education

Getting Cubans online

Cubans are eager to get more online access. But will their government permit it? Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Robert Faris of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society about why Cubans are having such a tough time logging on.

Arts, Culture & Media

Ukulele festival

Thousands of people turned out to attend the 40th annual Ukulele Festival in Hawaii. The instrument has seen a resurgence thanks in part to musician Jake Shimabukuro. Reporter Heidi Chang attended the festival. She spoke to Shimabukuro.

Conflict & Justice

Hackers Set Sights on Skype

Skype is an encrypted service, which means it should be safe from eavesdropping. But it turns out it is not immune to hacking. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Steve Stecklow, an investigative reporter with the Wall Street Journal about hacking Skype.