Apps you won’t have heard about at Beijing’s GMIC

first_imgNews China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Paopao:From selling cats to tips on how to circumvent censorship, or network security, Paopao provides you with uncensored news. Paopao is the result of collaboration between citizens concerned by Internet development in China, reporters who support Internet freedom, technicians and cyberactivists. Download : https://raw.githubusercontent.com/greatfire/z/master/PaoPaoAndroid2.0.apk Organisation RSF_en Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Free Weibo:Welcome to Free Weibo. We offer anonymous and unfiltered search on Sina Weibo social network.Download : https://raw.githubusercontent.com/greatfire/z/master/FreeWeibo1.8.apk China Digital Times:From CDT “About Us” :China Digital Times (CDT) is an independent, bilingual media organization that brings uncensored news and online voices from China to the world. We achieve this through: Filtering and aggregating news from English-language media and placing it in a broader social and political context;Amplifying the voices of Chinese citizens through translation;Revealing the hidden mechanisms of state censorship by collecting and translating filtered keywords, propaganda directives, and official rhetoric;Download : https://raw.githubusercontent.com/greatfire/z/master/ChinaDigitalTimesAn… April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img China is the world’s biggest mobile Internet market and the 25,000 visitors to this year’s GMIC, nowadays compared to the Mobile World Conference, included hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, promoters and other professionals from the mobile Internet sector, as well as representatives of China’s biggest Internet companies, media owners and newspaper editors.But like the World Internet Conference held in the small eastern city of Wuzhen from 19 to 21 November 2014, Internet censorship and control of news and information were not on the GMIC’s agenda, and the organizers carefully refrained from making any comment about the lack of online freedom and the government’s mass surveillance of Internet users.An active supporter of the Chinese NGO GreatFire.org, Reporters Without Borders is today presenting the mobile apps developed by GreatFire in recent years with the aim of allowing users to circumvent the Great Firewall of China – all the human and technological resources created by the Chinese authorities with the aim of filtering and censoring “inappropriate” online content.“China has seen rapid economic development since the early 1990s, in large part due to the enormous sums of foreign investment that have been pouring into the country,” GreatFire’s Charlie Smith said. “Much of that investment has also helped to fuel the development of the mobile Internet. Foreign investors have long promised that economic engagement with China would lead to an easing of censorship and free speech controls. While foreign investors have profited from their investments, freedom of speech has taken a turn for the worse. Furthermore, the development of the mobile Internet in China has only increased the opportunities for the Chinese authorities to single out those who dare to openly criticise the Chinese government.”“By putting their skills in the service of the fight against censorship and information control in China, GreatFire.org’s members are making an incalculable contribution to efforts to return to the Chinese population their fundamental freedoms and their right to information, which are constantly flouted by the authorities,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“It is essential that the mobile apps developed by GreatFire.org should given as much publicity as possible in order to enable all of China’s Internet users to circumvent their government’s censorship.”The apps developed by GreatFire.org Free browser:Automatically circumvents the Great Firewall and enables access to blocked websites, including Google, Twitter and Facebook. Allows you to watch YouTube videos with a high-speed connection.Download :https://bitbucket.org/greatfire/test/raw/master/FreeBrowser-1.3.apk Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of China’s Internet censorship and supports mobile apps designed to circumvent its Great Firewall, none of which would have been mentioned at the 6th Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) that ended on 30 April in Beijing. Follow the news on China China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures “Enemy of the Internet” that can be defeated by “Collateral Freedom”China is one of the countries that have established the world’s most sophisticated systems for monitoring and censoring the Internet. It continues to be on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet.”To combat online censorship, Reporters Without Borders launched an operation in March under which it is unblocking access to censored news websites around the world. Two of them are Chinese – Tibet Post International and Mingjing News. Today they can be accessed in places where they are officially banned.To unblock the foreign media sites that are blocked in China, Reporters Without Borders is using an original method developed by GreatFire; “Collateral freedom”, that is based on the technique known as “mirroring,” under which censored sites are duplicated and the copies are placed on the servers of Internet giants such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google.Making the mirror sites inaccessible would deprive thousands of Chinese companies of essential services. The economic and political cost would be too high for the Chinese government to assume.China is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. to go further News News ChinaAsia – Pacific May 2, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Apps you won’t have heard about at Beijing’s GMIC These softwares were developed by GreatFire.org. We plan to make all of our software apps open source. Please visit https://github.com/greatfire/wiki/wiki to view existing open source projects and to see the list of unblocked mirror websites. March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

New plant material

first_imgAs the weather grows cooler most landscape plants begin to go dormant. Fall is an excellent time to install new plant material. Many home gardeners like to install plants in the spring when their leaves are unfurling and many go into bloom. Spring planting is acceptable, but fall planting is preferable. The summer months are not good for planting due to the intense heat and prolonged dry spells.Newly installed plant material, even if properly watered, is highly stressed and can die. In the fall months, the air temperatures have cooled and the plants are not under as much stress. The stems and leaves will begin going dormant, but the roots will continue to grow in the soil. Cold weather gives the plant more time to become established and develop a strong, healthy root system. By the following spring and summer, the plants will be more resistant to heat and drought conditions. Spring-planted trees and shrubs have a much shorter period of time to become established. This makes them more vulnerable to the stresses of summer.For trees and shrubs, dig the width of the hole at least one and one-half to two times the size of the root ball. Plant it at the same depth as it was in the container. Do not install the plant’s crown below soil level. Planting too deeply can lead to rot and other problems leading to damage and possible death of the plant material. Research has shown adding organic matter, like compost or top soil, to the hole is not necessary. The plant’s roots might be so happy in the rich soil that it prevents their roots from growing out into the native soil. However, when planting a bed of multiple trees and shrubs, add organic matter and till it in throughout the entire planting bed. Do not fill the individual holes with organic matter.When purchasing plants, select plants that appear healthy and free of insects and diseases. Pull the plant out of the pot and examine the roots. Healthy roots should be white or light brown and spread throughout the root ball. Avoid plants with black mushy roots, or those with poorly developed root systems. If plants roots are matted around the edge of the root ball, use a knife and make a few cuts to break up the mat and allow the roots to spread. Do not apply fertilizer to the individual planting holes. Wait until the plants become established before fertilizing. Thoroughly water the plants once or twice a week. Apply two to three inches of mulch, such as pine straw, pine bark or cypress mulch, around the plants. Do not mass mulch around the stems of the trees and shrubs. This can lead to disease and insect infestation of the stem. Fall is the best time of the year to establish trees, shrubs, and many types of perennials. Install these plants now to enjoy them in the spring and into the future. For more information on fall plantings, contact your local University of Georgia Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1.last_img read more

​Swedish watchdog urges preparation for ‘hard’ Brexit

first_imgSweden’s financial regulator, Finansinspektionen (FI), has called on investors clearing derivatives through London to prepare for their counterparties to be considered unauthorised after the UK leaves the EU in March.With less than six months to go until the UK’s departure from the union, and still no agreement on how the break would happen, it was currently uncertain what status derivatives clearing services such as LCH would have after Brexit, FI said. More than 90% of interest-rate derivatives denominated in Swedish kronor are currently cleared by LCH.The regulator said: “Against this background, FI calls on companies that directly and indirectly conduct clearing at LCH to prepare for a scenario where LCH does not become an authorised central counterparty after Brexit.” LCH becoming a third-country player in the case of a possible ‘hard’ Brexit was identified as “the single most important consequence” of the split in this context, the regulator said.“When LCH becomes a third-country player, Swedish companies can no longer use LCH for clearing new OTC derivatives with clearing requirements,” it said.On top of this, there was also uncertainty surrounding requirements for contracts that had already been agreed.“An altered status for LCH can thus cause inconvenience and additional costs for the Swedish banks,” the regulator said.FI recommended that investors assess the likely consequences for liquidity and solvency, and take capital and liquidity planning into account.Companies should also consider whether their business models and strategies would be affected by this and what measures needed to be taken to manage potential adverse effects, FI said.Regulators in the Netherlands and the UK have highlighted the derivatives sector as one of the most likely to be affected by Brexit.Last year, Cardano warned that a ‘hard’ Brexit could cost pension schemes hundreds of millions of euros if it shuts them out of London’s derivatives sector.The European Parliament’s chief Brexit spokesman Guy Verhofstadt recently warned that some UK financial products would become unavailable to EU investors after Brexit.However, UK and EU regulators have sought to reassure investors and co-operate on agreements to keep markets open.last_img read more