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The Great Firewall of China 2017 update: The good and the bad

The Great Firewall of China (GFW), called The Golden Shield Project in China, is a censorship and surveillance project which intends to block information and data which is considered unfavorable by the government.

Regardless of the politics behind it, the GFW is a nuisance for Western brands trying to access China as many of the sites which are used in the West are unavailable in the country.  These include core internet services such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube as well as many Western publishers.

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65% of global smartphone owners use Android OS: stats

In a sideways blow to Apple, Windows Phone and Blackberry, Android is now the dominant operating system of mobile users worldwide.

Android use has climbed from 27% in 2012 to 65% in 2013. An even more impressive figure is the 270% increase in Android use since the end of 2011. 

These figures come from the Q4 2013 market research study by GlobalWebIndex (GWI), in which 170,000 respondents were interviewed in 32 markets, representing 89% of the global internet population.

Here are some more fascinating stats from the study involving device ownership and privacy.

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