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[liberationtech] Man-in-the-middle attack on GitHub in China

Martin Johnson greatfire at
Thu Jan 31 01:19:28 PST 2013

While very possible so, "Chinese international students" are not
representative of average Chinese Internet users. They are considerably
richer, because they have enough money to leave the country and study
abroad. They are more educated, since they are at university. And they have
been abroad and noticed the difference between being inside and outside of
the GFW first-hand.

Martin Johnson
Founder - Monitoring Online Censorship In China. - Uncensored, Anonymous Sina Weibo Search. - We Can Unblock Your Website In China.

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 4:47 PM, dan jones <hack at> wrote:

> > So my personal point of view is that European / American users know more
> > about Great Firewall than Chinese ones.
> >
> > Am I wrong ? (I hope that.)
> This is the total opposite of my experience.
> When I used to work at a university, I often had contact with Chinese
> international students so I asked about this quite a lot. Most of them
> knew how to find proxies & tunnel. Some even knew how to look for open
> proxies with a port scanner. This was in the context of asking them
> about Tor, most hadn't heard of Tor.
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