For those of you using Feedburner to manage your RSS feeds and wondering why you haven’t been able to read any of your favourite blogs, it looks like it might have been GFW’ed. CNet Asia’s Little Red Blog says the Feedburner block was only temporary, but we’re still unable to access any of our feeds at http://feeds.feedburner.com. It also recommends that we check out FeedSky, which it says is China’s number one RSS feed service, but we’re not convinced — you mean the net nanny is so stupid as to allow a Chinese RSS feed service bypass all its blocks so netizens here can read Blogspot blogs?
In other censorship news, two virtual police cartoon icons will start popping up every 30 minutes on key Beijing gateway portals so that
pricks who have nothing else better to do civic-minded Beijingers can report “malicious information or pornographic websites”. Through helpful measures such as these, Beijing police have shut down 224 pornographic websites and deleted nearly 130,000 pieces of malicious information on the Internet so far this year! Hoorah! That leaves us with another 999,776 porn websites and 870,000 pieces of malicious content to tackle!
Meanwhile, a Southern Metropolis Daily report says that 40 banned pornographic novels including the following have all disappeared from Baidu and Google (h/t to EastSouthWestNorth):
江湖淫娘 The Promiscuous Woman of Martial Arts
紅樓綺夢 The Wet Dream of the Red Mansion
不良少女日記 The Diary of a Bad Girl
東北風情熟女之惑 The Temptation of the Mature Woman from the Northeast
我的性啟蒙老師 The Teacher of My Sexual Initiation
倚天屠龍別記 The Heaven Sword and the Dragon Sabre: The Other Story
神雕外傳之郭襄 The Return of the Condor Hero: The Other Story of Guo Xiang
Oh really? Go google them for yourself! Yet another gem on EastSouthWestNorth is its list of banned keywords on eMule which the author quite rightly says is the “best entertainment in town” and you will probably “keel over from laughter” if you understand enough about mainland China today.
Photo from keso.