10 ways the Chinese Internet is different from yours

This slideshow complements the interview with James Fallows, who has experienced "The Great Firewall of China" firsthand. What follows is a list of the differences between the Internet, as seen in the US vs. China.

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It's safer: Malicious activity -- including phishing scams, bots and zombies -- is less common in China than in the United States. China represented 7 per cent of the Internet's malicious activity, while the United States represented 31 per cent during the second half of 2007. One rationale for the Chinese Internet monitoring system is to keep hackers at bay.

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