Redacted: Seven Websites Too Free For China
The biggest forbidden sites in the Forbidden City.
With over 298 million citizens wired to the Internet, China should be every tech company's Holy Grail. But with over 30,000 Internet police monitoring and censoring websites, it turns out that the greatest wall in China is its firewall. Services from companies like Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), Yahoo (YHOO) and Apple (AAPL) have all been blocked at one time or another by the Chinese government.
And on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, the Chinese government upped the ante still further, blocking access to some of the Internet's most popular sites in an effort to keep its people from any information on pro-democratic movements.
Click through the slideshow to find out which of your favorite sites have gone dark in the Forbidden (and forbidding) City.
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