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My Dinner with Chinese Intelligence

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Hacker Nation

“If you are going to read one magazine article today, let it be this one.”  Tom Ricks, ForeignPolicy.com

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July 15, 2010 at 4:31 pm

The few, the proud, the hacked…

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Yahoo’s lawyers informed me that there was a security breach in my account just over a month ago. I’m flattered.

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April 2, 2010 at 8:47 am

Google: The larger context

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The Weekly Standard, February 1st, 2010:

Google vs. Beijing

UPDATE:

OK, it should have happened a decade ago and it’s awfully late in the day. But by openly anchoring their opposition to censorship to PROFIT, not just human rights, Google is not only rebuking the Cisco-Yahoo-Nortel paradigm of seeking revenues from the Chinese government’s demand for censorship and surveillance technologies–they have turned it on its head.

Full-throated, no kidding, loud and clear now: All hail Google!!! Put my book on the web, sell my surfing scores to advertisers, whatever…I won’t forget this moment.

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March 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm

An Occurrence on Fuyou Street

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What really happened on April 25th ’99–take 2, my take. From National Review’s July 20, 2009 print edition; posted by some dude who can still afford print subscriptions (be sure to check out David’s website while you are there; particularly the links on organ harvesting).  The evocative picture is taken from Jian Shou Wang’s blog/website.

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July 6, 2009 at 11:45 am

Or will it explode?

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A dream deferred: The state of the Chinese Internet, June 4, 2009.

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June 4, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Web warriors

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The NYT rule: The New York Times seems like an intelligent paper, good writing, comprehensive foreign coverage…unless…unless you actually know something about the topic at hand. Then it’s usually, horribly, insultingly wrong.

I’m about to turn to my chapter about Falun Gong’s amazing penetration of the Chinese firewall, so this article from the New York Times, is a wonderful, brilliant exception to the NYT rule. Frankly, it makes me want to shout from the rooftops.

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May 1, 2009 at 11:50 am

How many harvested?

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Remarks on the 10-year anniversary of the Falun Gong persecution, chaired by Edward McMillan-Scott, Foreign Press Association, London. UPDATE: See new post for somewhat revised figures.

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April 30, 2009 at 10:21 am