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“The connection was reset”: Google goes to war for the west

Kitchen, Nicholas ORCID: 0000-0001-8784-9012 (2010) “The connection was reset”: Google goes to war for the west. International Affairs at LSE (23 Mar 2010). Website.

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Internet users in China last night discovered that the domain redirected to, as the world’s largest search engine shut down its Chinese servers and redirected traffic to Hong Kong, where – crucially – the search engine results would be uncensored by Google themselves. Of course, users with IP addresses in mainland China attempting to search for material deemed ‘sensitive’ by the Chinese authorities would still be prevented from accessing information by the ‘Great Firewall’, with its tell-tale error message: ‘the connection was reset’.

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Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s)
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 07:45
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:27

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