NYT-China Tightens Censorship of Electronic Communications

I have to say, if this is true, it’s pretty impressive in a Big Brother sort of way. Basically, China is monitoring your phone calls. If you say a naughty word like “protest”, your call will be dropped. From the New York Times:

If anyone wonders whether the Chinese government has tightened its grip on electronic communications since protests began engulfing the Arab world, Shakespeare may prove instructive.

A Beijing entrepreneur, discussing restaurant choices with his fiancée over their cellphones last week, quoted Queen Gertrude’s response to Hamlet: “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” The second time he said the word “protest,” her phone cut off.

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