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Thread: Chinese GOV requires PCs to have censorship software (the great firewall is live)

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    China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has ordered that all personal computers, whether made in China or imported from abroad, must include specific software to filter inappropriate information. Rebecca MacKinnon, assistant professor at the Journalism & Media Studies Center at the University of Hong Kong, has posted a copy of the Chinese government order on her Web site.

    According to her translation, Web filtering software called Green Dam Youth Escort must be installed on all PCs sold in China as of July 1. The software also must be included on a hard-drive partition or on a CD included with the computer to allow for reinstallation.



    And next we have this.....

    The great firewall of China is rolled out

    It's basically the same as the first source, but different reading material....

    MILLIONS of school children may be first in line to try China's newest innovation in censorship technology: compulsory filtering software installed on every computer.

    The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology instructed schools to install the censorship technology by the end of last month and has also told computer makers to install the software on each computer sold in China from July 1.

    The companies developing the Green Dam-Youth Escort software say it is currently designed only to filter pornography. The propaganda chief, Li Changchun, is championing a nationwide campaign against "vulgar content".

    IF YOU WANT TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE, PLEASE VISIT SOURCE 1& 2

    Please note, Great Firewall Of China has been taken off line, because of the ever growing restrictions of the Internet there.

    Source: Chinese government requires all new PCs to include censorship software | The great firewall of China is rolled out
    Last edited by SonsOfLiberty; 06-10-2009 at 01:30 AM.

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    Funny.

    Weren't we just talking 'bout China and its censorship tactics in another thread. Now here's this...

    Go figure.

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    I'm a chinese and I'm laughing at this stupid chinaman

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    Do you think people will crack it? like reloaded or vitality...

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    SonsOfLiberty's Avatar The Lonely Wanderer
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    It's not a game. How can you crack it? Don't install it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfsadsadsa View Post
    Do you think people will crack it? like reloaded or vitality...
    Lol.

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    Does anyone else find the irony of a country that is a HUGE source of counterfeit stuff, copied software and movies, censoring the internets amusing?
    Dreaming of falling into the EbookVortex.
    Hiding from the Non-fiction books.

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    Cencorship basically sucks. If they want to cencor it big time than they should unplug the whole thing. Not.

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    So what stops people from uninstalling this software?
    And why would they install it in the first place?

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    Cracks in China censorware patched



    The Chinese government has ordered patches to fix security holes in censorship software which will be shipped with every new computer sold in the country from 1 July.

    Researchers from the University of Michigan found major flaws in Green Dam's software which they claimed would allow a hacker to take over a machine. They also found the software included politically controversial sites along with lists of pornographic content.

    But an official at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said that patches were available to fix the problems, and that the list of banned sites was created by Dazheng Human Language Technology Academy Company, not by the Chinese government. The Green Dam Youth Escort software was a joint venture between Dazheng Human Language Technology Academy and Jinhui Computer System Engineering Company.

    The official also insisted the pornwall is voluntary and the government only requires it be shipped on, or with, new computers - whether it is turned on or not is up to individuals.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06..._censor_patch/
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