30,000 Internet Censors In China To Be Defeated By 3 Hackers In Canada?
from the the-battle-continues dept
Last month we had a story saying that China employed 30,000 people to police the internet and manage the filter that blocks out objectionable content. However, it looks like just three hackers in Canada are working on a way around that, with a new system that will help those in countries with limited internet access get around the digital blockades. This certainly isn’t the first or only attempt to do so. A few years ago, we wrote about how the US government was funding a similar effort (yes, as American companies supplied much of the equipment that makes the original blockades work). While it’s likely to be a continuous back-and-forth affair between censors and those looking for ways to free up the internet, the difference in size of the teams involved should make it clear that the effort to break down these walls is going to remain a lot less than the effort to build them up.