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Chinese government to mandate PC censorware

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 4 years ago

Censorship 1

An anonymous reader writes "The Chinese government has sponsored the development of a censorware package called "Green Dam Youth Escort"; basically a PC-resident IP blocker that gets regular updates of banned sites from a central government site. There are now plans afoot to mandate that all new PCs sold in China be shipped with this software. The rationale behind this is to "stop the poisoning of children's minds"."
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Why not make it centralized (1)

jonwil (467024) | more than 4 years ago | (#28247111)

Don't they have that "great firewall of china" thing? Cant they just block whatever they want to block through that instead of needing software on the local machine?

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