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China: WordPress plugin subverts keyword filters

Ryan McLaughlin, a very innovative blogger and long-term resident of China has just released Censortive, a WordPress plugin which converts words into images which fit seamlessly into your blog post, allowing it to subvert keyword filtering. Chinese character support is still being developed. Any suggestions?

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  • Another bloke in China

    I’m somewhat concerned about a long-term foreign resident of China – being a fairly long-term foreign resident myself – being named in full for the development of software that may be used to subvert China’s – ahem – ‘security’. Though the ‘security’ bods aren’t much up on doing their job properly (whatever that may mean) and a lot of stuff slips through, they don’t take kindly to having noses thumbed at them publicly. I don’t know how the gentleman mentioned feels about all this or, indeed, if he’s been consulted but can I suggest his name be removed from this piece, particularly if he is not aware of its being there?

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