China’s New PC Policy Injects Big Brother With Steroids

China is stepping up the monitoring of its citizens’ Internet activity. A new directive requires PC makers selling products in the country to include software that can filter out pornography and other online content the government deems inappropriate. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology order, which reportedly has caught PC makers by surprise, is to go into effect starting July 1. The software is reportedly called “Green Dam”; the “green” represents a foil to the “yellow smut” of the Internet.


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Monday, June 8th, 2009 Uncategorized