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The Mind Tech Podcast: Episode 30


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  1. (I’m an expat in China) The Chinese social media app that you’re thinking of is called “QQ.”

    The Chinese don’t use Facebook because the Government here blocks it. They want total control of all media (as is typical of fascist governments, which America is becoming more like, similar to Germany of the 30s & 40s, – I forewarned my friends of such 40 years ago – but that’s another story isn’t it.) They do that so they can monitor EVERY PC and have total control of them (if they want). They also target adverts. Isn’t it lovely to have these those damed adverts popping up whenever?!?

    I, sometime back, heard that an American game manufacturer was anticipating using QQ as an in-game communication prog. Let’s hope to hell they don’t. For if they do, the Chinese government will have total control of everyone’s computer – no shit!!!! No conspiracy!!!! Fact!!!!!

    Also, TOR is banned here, too. They know all of the server IPs & block them.

    All comm channels go through their servers. Think man-in-the-middle exploits. The whole country here is in that situation.

    Currently, many of the people use VPNs to access many off limits sites. But they only do it at the good graces of the local government. Rumor had it, & I don’t disbelieve it, they will soon block VPNs too.

    We use to get The New York Times on-line, but after the paper wrote an article about the leader’s mother’s money & power issues, just like a spoilt brat who’s not happy and took his toys and went home, they (gov’t) have subsequently blocked the site.

    99% of out-of-the-country social media, Dropbox-like media, Blogs, etc are blocked. They use keyword blocking indiscriminately, too. Any website with “wordpress,” “blogspot,” feeds,” “feedburner” and many more are blocked regardless if they speak out against the current regime or not. These sites may have storage abilities that LNs (local nationals) could use to clandestinely communicate without discovery and so are blocked.

    They have your nuts in a vice. It’s just a question of how hard they want to squeeze them.

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