internet

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.

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz and Answer

The Geo Quiz today takes us to the intersection of religion and technology. We're looking for the city of the patron saint of computer users and the Internet. Anchor Lisa Mullins brings us the answer -- it's Seville in Spain.

Arts, Culture & Media

World War One blog

November 11th 1918 marked the end of World War One. And today marks the end of a blog centered on the conflict. Englishman Bill Lamin has been posting his grandfather Harry's letters from the war -- 90 years to the day after they were written.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Australia's Whitsunday Islands are the answer to today's Geo Quiz. Tourism authorities there are looking for an island caretaker to promote tourism to the islands in and around Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The successful candidate will have to write a weekly blog to help generate a buzz and travel throughout the islands 6 months of the year.

Conflict & Justice

Persian tech talk

The technology industry moves quickly...and there are already upgrades out there in response to the turmoil in Iran. Google, Facebook, and Apple now offer Persian language capabilities. Correspondent Cyrus Farivar has the story.

Conflict & Justice

Geo Quiz Answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal. Anchor Marco Werman tells us why a South African financial services company wanted to see which would be the first to cross the finish line, a carrier pidgeon, or an email.

Global Politics

Stuxnet virus threat is real

Iran discovered a malicious computer attack that appears to target its nuclear targets. But industry insiders believe the so-called computer worm Stuxnet actually did not do what it was intended for. The World technology correspondent Clark Boyd reports.