Subsequent: This Book Is Free

Most contents of this book are from my FreeNuts.com blog, which focus on interesting and free web apps.

As all those anti-censorship tools mentioned in this book, this book is and will be always free, you can read it on this blog or download it on the FreeNuts.com site.

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Chapter Ten Part Two: Countries That Block Facebook

Does your country or area block Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and/or any other public websites as China?

You can figure it out by following the tips mentioned in Chapter Eight, and according to Wikipedia, there are 6 countries that block Facebook: Read More »

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Chapter Ten Part One: Top 10 Websites Blocked in China

God knows how many sites are blocked in China, whether those big ones like Facebook, or those small ones like Jingpin, any site can be blocked here, for no written reasons.

Listed below are 10 most popular websites blocked in China: Read More »

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Chapter Ten: Appendix

Whether Proxy, SSH, VPN or any other free tools mentioned in this book, their natures are to connect to the internet indirectly, anonymously and safely.

But when there is internet censorship (especially GFW in China) , connection is the first considerate factor rather than security, just like what a poet said, Liberty, love! These two I need. For my love I will sacrifice life, for liberty I will sacrifice my love.

What is more, the connection is still indirect, anonymous and safe when anti-censorship.

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Chapter Nine Part Four: Check If A Site Is Blocked In China With WebSitePulse

The previous 3 ways mentioned are certainly available for you to check if a site is blocked in China or not.

Besides, you can also check out the WebSitePulse website, which offers a test tool — Website Test behind the Great Firewall of China — for you to check if your site is blocked in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou or Hong Kong. Read More »

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Chapter Nine Part Three: Top 10 Websites For You To Check If A Site Is Blocked

Besides to visit with anti-censorship tools and to ping it, you can also check out if a site is blocked or not with some third-party web apps directly.

Among which, the following 10 are the best to tell you if a site is blocked or down: Read More »

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Chapter Nine Part Two: Check If A Site Is Blocked By Pinging It

Failed to Ping Twitter

For Windows, you can open the Command Prompt (cmd.exe), and for Mac OS, you can open the Terminal application, then enter the following command: Read More »

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Chapter Nine Part One: Check If A Site Is Blocked With Anti-censorship Tools

Blogger is blocked in China

Enter the URL of the site you want to test into the address bar of your Chrome, IE, Firefox or any other browser, If you can open it with VPN, SSH, Proxy or any other anti-censorship tools, but can't without any of them, then the site must be blocked in your area.

And if not, then the site must be down.

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Chapter Nine: How To Check If A Site Is Blocked

When you can visit site A, but not site B on a same browser with a same device at a same time, then site B must be down or blocked in your area.

So, how to tell if a site is blocked or not? You can check out the following 3 ways:

1. To visit it with anti-censorship tools,

2. To ping it with command lines,

3. To test it with third-party apps.

And to check out if a site is blocked in China, you can use the WebSitePulse service, which will tell you if a site is blocked in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou or Hong Kong.

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Chapter Eight: How To Access Blocked Sites Via gogoCLIENT

IPv4 will be out of use soon, so we have IPv6 now, and which are used by Facebook, Google, Twitter and some other famous websites blocked in China.

If your broadband supports IPv6 access, then you can visit those IPv6 sites directly, if not, you can do that indirectly with some third-party tools, such as gogoCLIENT.

The following will show you how to access blocked sites via gogoCLIENT: Read More »

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