The Times is reporting that China is censoring Apple’s iTunes:

“Apple’s online music store, iTunes, has been blocked in China after more than 40 Olympic athletes downloaded a pro-Tibet album from the site.

Consumers in China began inundating Apple help forums on Monday, saying that they could not access iTunes…”

link: China blocks iTunes over all-star Tibet album free download

The questions becomes ‘how did China know what was being downloaded?’. It points to issues of privacy, security and surveillance. It seems that China’s political policies do not exclude Olympic athletes.

Catherine Forsythe