Great Firewall of China gets higher

The Chinese government’s efforts to restrict access to certain websites, a phenomenon that has become known as the Great Firewall of China, is becoming something of a game of cat and mouse.

The Chinese government’s efforts to restrict access to certain websites, a phenomenon that has become known as the Great Firewall of China, is becoming something of a game of cat and mouse. Over recent days mirror sites have gone up around the web in an attempt by the internet community to offer Chinese users a back door to such websites as Google and AltaVista.

Search engine AltaVista today slammed the blocking of its website in China and said that it was working on alternative methods of serving Chinese users.

“We were very concerned to learn that AltaVista is inaccessible in China, and contacted the Chinese government in an effort to…

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