WPXI.com - Technology - China's Web Censors Find Success: "There's word that the Chinese government is quite adept at controlling the Internet.
A study by OpenNet Initiative found that filters used by the Chinese government can block specific references to Tibetan independence without blocking all references to Tibet.
Everyone in China can use the state-run ISP. Use the regular phone line attached to a modem on the computer. Use a special number -- only 3 or 4 digits. Log in and password is also very short and sweet, as it is the same short digits as the phone number just dialed. Bingo. Universal access.
Bingo again -- everyone gets to pass their email with the router by the authorities.
Same worries are to be considered with Phili's wireless city concept. Who is to say what goes out and in is not noticed and reviewed by others?
Authorities have their advantages -- and disadvantages.
When in China, I'm careful as to what gets sent on the wires. I use carrier pigeons for the most sensative messages. And, same too in the states, where smoke signals seem to work best, as we've had many clear days of late. Be aware. Be smart. And, if you lead a life that isn't exciting, then you'll have nothing to fear. Just don't overthrow the government.
Now, back to scheduled programing, the PA state senate race.