Undermining the Great Firewall of China

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As reported over at Global Voices Online, bloggers in China are now turning to podcasts as a way to dissent -- at least until the recognition technology figures out how to filter certain words and sounds:

"You want to post on the relevant political and social issues, but when words act against you, what’s a blogger to do?
Podcasts seem to be an answer, at least until voice-monitoring technology catches up�an idea not lost on Democratic China Blog’s Neo, whose MSN Spaces blog of the same name was blocked on the mainland not long ago.
First up is a news report [zh] on Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference delegate Zhang Xianliang and his proposal to build a Cultural Revolution museum.
Following that Neo posts a series of four recordings [zh] of Ming Ju-zheng (明居正), Dean of National University of Taiwan’s political science department speaking on the Cultural Revolution."

So, maybe only 1% of Internet users are using podcasts now, but it looks like we could see a firestorm in China soon...

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