China Scrambles to Repair Crumbling Green Dam

For years, China’s government has kept the country’s Internet surfers on a very short leash. Censors attempt to block any content considered immoral, which could be anything from pornography to politically charged blog posts. Its latest plan is to order the installation of filtering software directly into all personal computers. While that software may shut Internet users out of certain corners of the Web, it could also leave doors wide open for malicious hackers, according to J. Alex Halderman’s students at the University of Michigan.


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Monday, June 15th, 2009 Uncategorized