哈,中国防火长城漏风了!

 

今天我们决定将和中国互联网审查的战役上升到新的层次。

在早先,11月15日,我们报道了路透社中国华尔街日报中文网被屏蔽,我们网站的测试验证了此次屏蔽。

 

我们推测此次屏蔽是因为纽约时报在11月14日发表了摩根大通与温家宝女儿常丽丽(真名温如春)曾有商业往来。路透社中国对此进行了转载,大概因此被全站封锁。

为回应此次封锁,我们为路透社中国制作了在中国可以访问的镜像,链接见下:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/cn.reuters/index.html

此网站能在中国免翻墙访问。

注意:我们并未获得路透社中国的许可。如果路透社要求我们移除此镜像站点,我们会立即移除。

我们已经用这种方法为我们自己被墙的站点建立了镜像,自由微博的镜像如下:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/freeweibo/index.html

自由微博展示了被新浪和中国政府审查的内容。 自由微博的官方域名早被中国封锁,但我们仍然每日超15000访客,大部分是是中国翻墙的用户。

我们想让中国拥有信息自由。翻墙软件对用户有想到的技术要求。我们的镜像域名可以让GFW无法封锁自由微博,除非GFW愿意封锁大量正常网站,并造成相当大的经济损失。

我们的镜像网站是独一无二的,因为我们并不使用自己的域名,而是使用亚马逊以及谷歌支持HTTPS加密的域名。这意味者GFW无法单独封锁我们的网站,而只能将将亚马逊和谷歌的域名“s3.amazonaws.com” 和 “commondatastorage.googleapis.com”一同封锁。

GFW可能真的会这样做,但其后果是非常严重的,在中国的企业可能会因此遭受非常严重的经济损失。在2013年1月,中国对Github进行了封锁,估计是因为有敏感内容。但封锁遭到了来自中国开发者非常激烈的抵抗。随后,中国政府只好解封了Github

我们这次为路透社建立镜像网站的目的是告诉中国政府以及中国网民,中国防火墙是有漏洞的。 为了堵上漏洞,中国政府只有两个选择。一是封锁亚马逊和谷歌造成数千网站无法访问,大量中国网民会注意到注意到中国互联网审查。二是逼迫亚马逊和谷歌移除我们的镜像站点。我们此前报道过苹果移除了OpenDoor,一款iPhone上的翻墙软件。这周又有彭博社自我审查的报道。我们希望亚马逊和谷歌不要进行类似的自我审查。

习近平先生,您其实还有第三种选择,如果你在阅读此文的话。 无视我们的镜像网站,假装什么事情都没发生。或者更好的方案是,解除对者两个网站,以及其他上百个网站的封锁。闪电般进行解封,会惊讶到每个人。这样您会作为真正的改革者而功垂千古。

我们参与的OpenITP的报道“依附的自由”,我们完全同意他们的结论:

中国互联网自由的关键议题并非封锁而是分割。当商业活动和网络自由捆绑在一起无法分割的时. 候,中国的互联网前景就有改善的希望。

...

不过,我们认为更积极的应对措施不是放弃,恰恰相反,而是将商务活动和网络自由更加紧密地捆缚在一起。如果我们只从几个特定的商务平台翻墙,那么这些网站可能被逐个识别出来并加以封锁。所以我们应该从长计议,将反审查技术延伸至网络基础架构,使其溶入到大型网络服务商的数据交换系统里。最理想的做法是,我们能争取到用戶从登入互联网网际网域的一刻,已进入加密传送协定(而非局限在几个特定的网站上),以确保网络畅通无阻。

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星期四, 11月 30, 2017

关于在中国苹果商店被审查的那674个软件

苹果对中国区的审查行为敞开了大门 - 但这似乎只是冰山一角。

星期二, 5月 23, 2017

Is China establishing cyber sovereignty in the United States?

Last week Twitter came under attack from a DDoS attack orchestrated by the Chinese authorities. While such attacks are not uncommon for websites like Twitter, this one proved unusual. While the Chinese authorities use the Great Firewall to block harmful content from reaching its citizens, it now uses DDoS attacks to take down content that appears on websites beyond its borders. For the Chinese authorities, it is not simply good enough to “protect” the interests of Chinese citizens at home - in their view of cyber sovereignty, any content that might harm China’s interests must be removed, regardless of where the website is located.

And so last week the Chinese authorities determined that Twitter was the target. In particular, the authorities targeted the Twitter account for Guo Wengui (https://twitter.com/KwokMiles), the rebel billionaire who is slowly leaking information about corrupt Chinese government officials via his Twitter account and through his YouTube videos. Guo appeared to ramp up his whistle-blowing efforts last week and the Chinese authorities, in turn, ramped up theirs.

via https://twitter.com/KwokMiles/status/863689935798374401

星期一, 12月 12, 2016

China is the obstacle to Google’s plan to end internet censorship

It’s been three years since Eric Schmidt proclaimed that Google would chart a course to ending online censorship within ten years. Now is a great time to check on Google’s progress, reassess the landscape, benchmark Google’s efforts against others who share the same goal, postulate on the China strategy and offer suggestions on how they might effectively move forward.

flowers on google china plaque

Flowers left outside Google China’s headquarters after its announcement it might leave the country in 2010. Photo: Wikicommons.

What has Google accomplished since November 2013?

The first thing they have accomplished is an entire rebranding of both Google (now Alphabet) and Google Ideas (now Jigsaw). Throughout this blog post, reference is made to both new and old company names.

Google has started to develop two main tools which they believe can help in the fight against censorship. Jigsaw’s DDoS protection service, Project Shield, is effectively preventing censorship-inspired DDoS attacks and recently helped to repel an attack on Brian Krebs’ blog. The service is similar to other anti-DDoS services developed by internet freedom champions and for-profit services like Cloudflare.

星期四, 11月 24, 2016

Facebook: Please, not like this

Facebook is considering launching a censorship tool that would enable the world’s biggest social network to “enter” the China market. Sadly, nobody will be surprised by anything that Mark Zuckerberg decides to do in order to enter the China market. With such low expectations, Facebook is poised to usurp Apple as China’s favorite foreign intelligence gathering partner. If the company launches in China using this strategy they will also successfully erase any bargaining power that other media organizations may hold with the Chinese authorities.

星期二, 7月 05, 2016

GreatFire.org 现在开始测试VPN在中国的速度和稳定性

在中国有一个普遍观念,如果你有一个可以使用的VPN,那么你应该保持沉默。就信息自由而言,这种观念的问题在于获取知识竟成了一种秘密。今天,我们推出一个项目,希望能够摧毁这种模型。

我们最新的网站,翻墙中心,目的在于实时提供那些能够在中国使用的翻墙方案的信息和数据。在2011年以来我们就已经开始收集在中国被屏蔽的网站,现在我们也将增加那些可用的VPN和其他翻墙工具。

我们发布翻墙中心主要有四个目的。

我们的首要目标是助长使用翻墙工具的国人的数量。通过分享我们这些工具的信息和数据,我们希望对更广泛的受众展示那些工具时可以使用的。

我们的第二个目标是通过带来工具性能的透明化来提升中国用户的翻墙体验。我们将会测试工具的速度(流行网站的加载速度)和稳定性(流行网站加载成功的程度)。

我们开发速度测试的目的是要真实反映用户的体验。当用户在网站测速时,浏览器在后台会从10个世界上最流行的网站上下载一些资源文件。根据Alexa排名,这些网站分别是Google, Facebook, YouTube, Baidu, Amazon, Yahoo, Wikipedia, QQ, Twitter and Microsoft Live。速度的结果是简单的计算下载文件文件的大小和下载所需的时间。我们同样也会验证下载的文件是否完整。如果文件的内容是错误的或者在40秒内无法完成下载,我们会标记为失败。这个数据被我们用来生成另一个重要指标-稳定性。

其他的速度测试工具仅仅是通过发送数据到它们自己的服务器来测量上传和下载的速度。这种数据无法反应用户的体验,因为正常的浏览器通常会频繁的发送一系列的请求(而不是上传或下载一个大文件)到许多的服务器,而不止是一个。

我们的第二个指标 - 稳定性 - 是其他的服务通常不会测试的。一个健康的互联网连接应该达到100%的稳定性,除非有人在测试中把网线拔了。但是在中国使用翻墙工具却不是这样。任何时候连接都有可能变得不稳定或十分缓慢。根据请求的大小,最终的地点和代理的方式,一些请求有可能会失败。比较服务的稳定性要比比较速度更加重要。

你可以测试任意的翻墙工具,列表之外的也可以。中国的VPN用户也可以测试他们的工具,测试结果也会添加到数据库中。这些数据都将会对所有人开放。实时的在中国测试是非常重要的,因为VPN随时都可能被封锁或解封。我们欢迎任何的关于测试过程的反馈。有技术能力的用户也可以通过审查我们的javascript代码来获悉我们的测试是如何工作的。

我们郑重的邀请翻墙工具的开发者们向我们提供测试过程的反馈。我们的第三个目标是帮助这些开发人员改进他们的产品,让更多的选择适用于中国的顾客。此外,越多的工具可以工作,就意味着中国当局对翻墙的打击就会越难。

中国的用户都知道,在过去的18个月中当局加紧了对翻墙工具的攻击。而翻墙中心将会吹响反击的号角。反其道而行之,让这不再成为秘密。我们要鼓励人们分享翻墙工具可以工作的信息。

我们的第四个目标就是要为GreatFire.org创造收益。目前GreatFire仍然依靠世界各地的热心人士和组织的捐款。我们希望减少对这些机构的依赖,并探寻GreatFire.org自给自足的道路。用户只需到翻墙中心就能购买任意一款我们目前在测试的付费工具。GreatFire将作为这些工具在中国的经销商,因此VPN供应商会给予我们每个零售的一部分。用户也不必在中国购买这些翻墙服务。

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Significant economic fallout ? Wow, who told you that? Given the current circumstances, any one who cares about reliability in mainland china will choose not to use AWS or GCS, for the exact reason of not taking the risk that these will be blocked.
I think what you are doing is not helping but instead another reason for GFW to block these services. Google and Amazon would suffer more.

You can also make a downloadable offline mirror version of any website. I don't think GFW can really monitor what you have on your computer!

do you mind to share how do u mirrors the websites using amazon/google?
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