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    China Accused of 'Weaponizing' Global Internet Users

    Internet activists on Tuesday accused Chinese authorities of carrying out or enabling massive cyberattacks on the GreatFire.org anti-censorship website and coding site GitHub, saying Beijing had "weaponized" innocent Internet users around the world to target sites offering ways around its Great Firewall.

    "Based on the technical forensic evidence provided above and the detailed research that has been done on the GitHub attack, we can now confidently conclude that the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) is responsible for both of these attacks," GreatFire.org said in an article on its website on Tuesday.

    "In one quick movement, the authorities have shifted from enforcing strict censorship in China to enforcing Chinese censorship on Internet users worldwide," it said.

    "Now CAC has weaponized the entire Internet population," the article said.

    U.S.-based China scholar and former online editor Li Hongkuan agreed, adding that from April, Beijing will move its Great Firewall outwards into a more aggressive phase.

    "Previously, they directed most of their efforts towards defending and blocking, but now they are directing their energies towards malicious attacks on overseas websites," Li said.

    "This change in direction will be launched in April," he said.

    "Currently, the Chinese government and military are behind the majority of global cyberattacks, the majority of which come from mainland China."

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    China will always be behind, because the internet and coding thrives on freedom and creativity, which is precisely what China wants to use the products of to suppress!!
    It's an irony that seems to elude them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
    China will always be behind, because the internet and coding thrives on freedom and creativity, which is precisely what China wants to use the products of to suppress!!
    It's an irony that seems to elude them.
    Indeed.
    ...and while we're all agasp towards the mean old Chinese and their repressive manner, the civilised Western internet establishment continues along similar paths - usually referred to as something else or twisted and manipulated to create falsehoods.

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