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Repressive nation-states have long monitored telecommunications to keep tabs on political dissent. The Internet and online social networks, however, pose novel technical challenges to this practice, even as they open up new domains for surveillance. We analyze an extensive collection of suspicious files and links targeting activists, opposition members, and(More)
On March 16th, 2015, the Chinese censorship apparatus employed a new tool, the " Great Cannon " , to engineer a denial-of-service attack on GreatFire.org, an organization dedicated to resisting China's censorship. We present a technical analysis of the attack and what it reveals about the Great Cannon's working, underscoring that in essence it consitutes a(More)
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