Great Firewall rising: How China wages its war on the Internet – CNN

He has asked that his real name not be used, out of fear of arrest, because he says he was the latest target of an ongoing crackdown by China’s reinvigorated Internet censors, who, activists say, have dramatically ramped up their war on the open web in the past year, shutting down tools that enable people to access blocked content and pressuring or threatening their developers, both in an out of the country.

“It’s getting worse and worse, more and more websites have been blocked,” Li told CNN.

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Information prison

Since China began controlling its citizens’ Internet access in the mid-1990s, the censors have been engaged in an arms race with activists and developers to block tools that helped people jump over the Firewall and close loopholes that popped up.

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