Report provides a sampling of censorship and monitoring tactics
Outright blocking. Saudi Arabia officially acknowledges blocking nearly 400,000 sites, including sites that feature porn and women?s rights. United Arab Emirates also blocks sites.
DNS hijacking. China uses DNS hijacking, which redirects user to another site when trying access banned material
Targeted filtering. China now blocked banned searches on Google, which will be inaccessible for an hour after such a search request.
Modified mirrors. Uzbekistan uses DNS hijacking to redirect users to a modified mirror of the request site. Modifications are designed to undermine the site.
Prohibiting Web-based e-mail and owning ISPs. Syria blocks access to sites offering free email, such as Hotmail, forcing citizens to relay on e-mail services provided by state-controlled and ?monitored ISPs
Forcing cybercafe users to show IDs. Vietnam requires cybercaffe managers to register user?s identity and then uses spyware to record websites visited
Banning access equipment. Cuba bans the sale of computer equipment to private citizens and limits Internet access to government workers.
Internet snooping. The Patriot Act in the US allows FBI to monitor Internet traffic.
China (60) ? Latest one, Du Doabin, for publishing a column on the Internet which said ?We have the legal right to overthrow the government.? Du Doabin was sentenced to 4 years house arrest.