This Musical Firewall Is Pretty But Won't Keep Your Network Safe

Sure, firewalls are an important part of secure computing, but they aren't nearly as cool as their name suggests. You know, like an actual wall made out of fire. This firewall isn't exactly that either, but it's a step closer, and bears at least a passing resemblance to fire despite being a bit safer to touch. » 12/23/12 9:00am 12/23/12 9:00am

Beijing Gets Tougher On Net Cafes With Mandatory Photos

All internet cafes in the main 14 city districts of Beijing have been mandated to install cameras to take pics of people as they enter the store, which are they uploaded to a city-wide database under watch of the Cultural Law Enforcement Taskforce. Shop owners have apparently said that their customers don't care, but… » 10/17/08 4:50pm 10/17/08 4:50pm

Australia To Build Great Firewall Down Under

Looks like China won't be the only place with a Great Firewall in place—The Australian government is introducing its own censorship regime that will determine what is or isn't illegal for you to view on the web. The move is said to help stop teenagers from accessing online pornography, but even if you opt-out of the… » 10/16/08 2:05am 10/16/08 2:05am