Chinese Internet users rail against the Great Firewall

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In response to images of the Tiananmen Square massacre being posted on Flickr, China has banned Flickr access. “I just want to look at some photos! What’s wrong with that?” said 24-year-old accountant Yang Zhou, who discovered the ban when he went to Flickr to browse his friend’s holiday snaps. “Of course, [privacy is] the first thing people seek when they have the economic resources,” said Nicholas Bequelin from Hong Kong-based Human Rights Watch. “We see this growing in China in the wake of ideas of ownership and property.” Reuters has video coverage of global privacy issues. [GT]

China Web users rage against Great Firewall

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