Search for Carrefour’s Chinese name 家乐福 on Google.cn right now and you get a blank screen with a one-liner (screenshot on the right) telling you that you can’t access the results for your search term, and please go back to Google.cn to search for something else. Funnily enough, the same search term on Google.com is not blocked within China and returns 6.2 million results. In related news, ISP’s across China received orders last week to remove anything related to “Carrefour boycotts”.
Junk text messages in China has doubled in the year 2007 to a whopping 353.8 billion.
The Internet Society of China has closed down the open email proxies and relays of more than 4300 email service providers, many of which have been exploited by spammers to illegally send emails to Internet users everywhere.
Alibaba’s advertising trading platform Alimama has announced it now covers 370,000 websites and 180,000 blogs, reaching about 70 million people each day.
Some of China’s most successful cybercriminals are responsible for a hacker exploit that has infected more than half a million pages around the Web, invisibly redirecting visitors to those pages to servers that install malicious software on their PCs.