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Opera Closes China Loophole; Reinstates Censorship

November 23rd, 2009 11:47 admin

ObsessiveMathsFreak writes “Coming hot on the heels of Microsoft’s censoring of Chinese search results, browser-maker Opera has become the latest company to joyfully contribute to prosperous growth of the Great Firewall of China. For speed and convenience, the mobile phone-based ‘Opera Mini’ browser receives formatted web pages via Opera’s own line of proxy servers. These unfiltered proxies gave Opera’s Chinese users rare unfettered access to the wider web. However, this loophole has now been closed, with Chinese users now being directed to ‘upgrade’ to ‘Opera Mini China,’ which closes this loophole, returning them to the bosom of party censorship, and Opera to the favor of the Chinese Government. Truly; ‘To Get Rich Is Glorious.’”

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