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The Great Firewall of China: How to Build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet

The Great Firewall of China: How to Build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet


Griffiths James


Zed Books

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Paru le : 01 Mars 2019
Pages : 400
EAN 13 : 9781786995353

Exposing the world's biggest and most sophisticated system of internet censorship

Once little more than a glorified porn filter, China's 'Great Firewall' has evolved into the most sophisticated system of online censorship in the world. As the Chinese internet grows and online businesses thrive, speech is controlled, dissent quashed, and attempts to organise outside the official Communist Party are quickly stamped out. But the effects of the Great Firewall are not confined to China itself.

Through years of investigation James Griffiths gained unprecedented access to the Great Firewall and the politicians, tech leaders, dissidents and hackers whose lives revolve around it. As distortion, post-truth and fake news become old news James Griffiths shows just how far the Great Firewall has spread. Now is the time for a radical new vision of online liberty.

Table of contents

Introduction: Early Warnings
Part 1: Wall
Protests: Solidarity from Hong Kong to Tiananmen
2. Over the Wall: China's First Email and the Rise of the Online Censor
3. Nailing the Jello: Chinese Democracy and the Great Firewall
4. Enemy at the Gates: How Fear of Falun Gong Boosted the Firewall
5. Searching for an Opening: Google, Yahoo, and Silicon Valley's Moral Failing in China
Part 2: Shield
Along Came a Spider: Lu Wei Reigns in the Chinese Internet
7. Peak Traffic: Getting the Dalai Lama Online
8. Filtered: The Firewall Catches up with Da Cankao
9. Jumping the Wall: FreeGate, UltraSurf, and Falun Gong's Fight Against the Censors
10. Called to Account: Silicon Valley's Reckoning on Capitol Hill
Part 3: Sword
Uyghurs Online: Ilham Tohti and the birth of the Uyghur Internet
12. Shutdown: How to Take Twenty Million People Offline
13. Ghosts in the Machine: Chinese Hackers Expand the Firewall's Reach
14. NoGuGe: The Ignominious End of Google China
15. The Social Network: Weibo and the Last Free Speech Platform
16. Gorillas in the Mist: Exposing China's Hackers to the World
Part 4: War
Caught : The Death of the Uyghur Internet
18. Key Opinion Leader: How Chinese Trolls Go After Dissidents Overseas
19. Root and Stem: The Internet is More Vulnerable than You Think
20. The Censor at the UN: China's Undermining of Global Internet Freedoms
21. Sovereignty: When Xi Jinping Came for the Internet
22. Friends in Moscow: The Great Firewall Goes West
23. Plane Crash: China Helps Russia Bring Telegram to Heel
24. One App to Rule Them All: How WeChat Opened Up New Frontiers of Surveillance
25. Buttocks: Uganda's Internet Blackouts and Censorship Follow Beijing's Lead
Epilogue: Silicon Valley Won't Save You

James Griffiths is a reporter and producer for CNN International, currently based in Hong Kong. He has reported from Hong Kong, China, South Korea and Australia for outlets including the Atlantic, Vice and the Daily Beast. He was previously a reporter and assistant editor at the South China Morning Post, where he played a key role in the paper's award winning coverage of the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests in Hong Kong.