Feb 07 2008

Chinese hackers questioned on Internet censorship in China: Response, Bwahahaha!

Published by at 6:50 am under Censorship,Hackers Talking

…and he makes fun of your crappy Western online game playing skills.

Chinese Internet censorship is little more than a joke to Li Shenwen, an unemployed computer game enthusiast who remained glued to his keyboard well past midnight in a dingy “Wangba” or “NetBar” on a recent Saturday night.

Official blocks on controversial or political Web sites pose no obstacle to any experienced user who wants to get past them, said Mr. Li, who picks up spending money by amassing points in computer games and selling them to a broker who in turn sells them online to avid but inept Western gamers.

Further…

Opening a new browser, he promptly brought up outlawed content in Chinese and English from YouTube, Voice of America, Falun Gong and, for added measure, Reporters Without Borders — all within less than three minutes.

Go read this…after you guys practice a little bit more on gaming! Quite frankly, I am just embarrassed for you…Chinese hackers evade Internet censorship.

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Chinese hackers questioned on Internet censorship in China: Response, Bwahahaha!”

  1. Heikeon 07 Feb 2008 at 7:01 am

    Jumper,

    No way I put this in the main body of our blog but you do know what this means right? It isn’t so much that our website is blocked in China…no, they just find us god awfully boring. Think about that.

  2. jumperon 07 Feb 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Apparently, our Chinese visitors are using Dynaweb.

    http://www.dit-inc.us/dynaweb.php

    Dynaweb provides a US based proxy so that people in countries where the government censors the Internet can get to thedarkvisitor.com and other sites, I suppose.

  3. Heikeon 07 Feb 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Thanks, makes me feel better about the whole situation. :)

  4. jumperon 07 Feb 2008 at 11:03 pm

    They show up in the logs as “anonymous proxy” and the user-agent string has zh-cn for the language setting.

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  6. jumperon 08 Feb 2008 at 2:02 pm

    This is why they make anonymous proxies:

    http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/08/chinas-internet-housecleaning-with-a-grain-of-salt/?hp

  7. 回声on 13 Feb 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Give me an email address and I will send you an interesting QQ screenshot related to this topic.

  8. 回声on 17 Feb 2008 at 6:51 pm

    I sent you a copy of a Chinese MII Joint Ministries document detailing exactly what is considered “pr0n”, among other things, pls check yer email.