Saturday, January 12, 2019

China Now Wants To Censor The Entire World Wide Web

MIT Technology Review: When Chinese hackers declared war on the rest of us

Many thought the internet would bring democracy to China. Instead it empowered rampant government oppression, and now the censors are turning their attention to the rest of the world.

Late one Wednesday in March 2015, an alarm sounded in the offices of GitHub, a San Francisco–based software firm. The company’s offices exemplified the kind of Scandinavia-meets-soullessness style that has spread out from Silicon Valley to take over modern workplaces: exposed wood, open spaces, and lots of natural light. Most employees were preparing to leave, if they hadn’t already. Outside, the sun had started to set and it was balmy and clear.

Alarms weren’t uncommon at GitHub. The company claims to maintain the largest repository of computer code in the world. It had some 14 million users at the time, and prides itself on maintaining its service and staying online. GitHub’s core product is a set of editing tools that allow large numbers of programmers to collaborate on software and keep track of changes as bugs are fixed. In October 2018, Microsoft would buy it for $7.5 billion.

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WNU Editor: The sad part is that China can do it. This is also another example on why countries must refuse China's Huawei's G5 network.

17 comments:

Jac said...

What a surprise! The Nazi-China government is acting freely at the face of the world as the Hitler one did....and as in the late 30' nobody react against it. We are completely mature for a WW3 because our absence of reaction embolden this regime for going farther and farther. And when we will react it will be war. That's it.

RussInSoCal said...

Yep. China is behaving now very similar to the way Nazi Germany was behaving exactly 80 years ago.

Anonymous said...

The Creepy Line people at Google are helping them. They love their NAZI money!


Anonymous said...

anon

companies make money. that is what they do. if your nation does not like what they sometimes do: pass regulations. If instead you do away with regulations, as the Repubs do, then who is at fault?

Anonymous said...

There is an ancient American saying. "Sometime less is more."

You cannot pass a law to cover every contingency. You can try and you will always find a lawyer to mitigate the damage to the transgressor or to get them away scot free.

People have a baud rate just like computers. They can only read so much per day. They can only digest and learn so many laws. Before you go down the route of we have specialists that is what they are for, just be apprised that investigators of the collapse of empires during the time the Sea People have posited that complexity or over specialization of the empires led to their fall.

Just an Ben Franklin said that the Republic is only fit for a moral people otherwise it will not work, it is a corollary that laws are only fit for a moral people. Get to many immoral people and laws are ignored, purposefully interpreted in a bastardized fashion literally (semantic games) or worse.

So keep saying that we need more and more laws. I mean WTF R U going to do. print so many laws on so much paper that the mass is greater enough to form a black hole?

Is their an upper bound on the laws that need to be passed or is it only marshmallow and squishy to you?

King Aragon said...

We will overthrow the government with the www.

King Aragon said...

Time is on are side see

King Aragon said...

Your daily life is numbered China got you so rounded suckered government

King Aragon said...

Just pull the trigger then we attack see

fred said...

drug industry needs to lower prices for the people in need of their meds making deplorable and stupid comments here....

Anonymous said...

Lol china will eat the states up no problem. That is a fact

Anonymous said...

I want my porn!

Anonymous said...

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Americanadian soldier said...

It feels as if Darth Vader should have been Chinese.

Jac said...

China is not listening the rest of the world, it's wrapped on itself and believe the story they talk to themselves. And that's really very dangerous.

Anonymous said...

King Aragon and Fred are both crazy. They are just different types of crazy.

Anonymous said...

anon: thanks for your carefully thoughtful response. now have diaper changed