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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

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we are asking for the name of a city in Canada that's been nicknamed "the capital of Google Earth." The answer is Nanaimo, British Columbia. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with the city's chief technology officer, Per Kristensen.

Sports

Hoops Hype website

Many basketball fans hang on the words and wisdom of hoopshype.com to find out what's really going on in their sport, but not many realize that the site is run by three Spanish guys in Madrid, as The World's Gerry Hadden has their story.

Science, Tech & Environment

Are you out there?

The social-networking site Bebo beamed a digital time capsule into outer space today. Bebo users hope to connect with extra terrestrial life. The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from the site of the transmission - the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine.

Global Politics

Moldova's twitter demonstrations

Moldova is Europe's poorest and least developed country. But its people are making full use of technology to organize massive protests against the government. Moldovans have taken to the streets following the results of parliamentary elections, which have left the communists still in power. Anchor Lisa Mullins learns more from media consultant, Evgeny Morozov. He's written an article for Foreign Policy magazine that he calls Moldova's Twitter revolution.

Global Politics

Text messaging the Obama speech

Anchor Lisa Mullins explains that President Obama isn't just making a speech tomorrow to the Muslim world. He's also sending out text messages about the speech -- in a host of languages, including English, Arabic, Urdu, and Persian.