On Tuesday, a senior-level Chinese official acknowledged that the country uses a technologically sophisticated firewall to block "harmful information" from being distributed over the Internet, but defended the measure, saying it\u2019s not much different than the controls used in Europe and the United States, the International Herald Tribune reports.Liu Zhengrong, supervisor of Internet affairs for the information office of the Chinese State Council, noted repeatedly that Chinese efforts to control the Web were overblown in recent media coverage.\u00a0 He said that many of the laws governing Chinese Internet users were modeled after American and European regulations, the International Herald Tribune reports."If you study the main international practices in this regard you will find that China is basically in compliance with the international norm," Liu said in a briefing.\u00a0 "The main purposes and methods of implementing our laws are basically the same."Liu named pornography as a main cause of Chinese censorship, and noted that its concerns about this type of material are very different than in other developed countries, the International Herald Tribune reports.China has come under fire in recent weeks for its efforts to censor content on Microsoft\u2019s MSN Spaces site, and Google\u2019s Chinese language search site, Google.cn. For more on the subject, read CSO sister publication, CIO\u2019s Microsoft Shuts Down Chinese Blogger, Google Will Censor Chinese Web Searches, U.S. Lawmaker Battles Chinese Internet Censorship and Firms Ask Gov\u2019t to Stand Against Censorship.On a separate note, are you a Harrison Ford fan?\u00a0 Have you seen his new flick, \u2019Firewall?\u2019\u00a0 Check out what a handful of security chiefs had to say about the movie at Security Mavens\u2019 Reviews of the Movie \u2019Firewall\u2019. Don\u2019t forget to keep checking in at our\u00a0CSO Security Feed\u00a0page for updated news coverage.