Monday, August 17, 2009

China drops "Green Dam" installation requirement for new PC's

The Washington Post has an important editorial Monday, Aug. 17, “China’s Great Firewall: The Green Dam episode suggests that the West has some influence in preserving Internet freedom”, link here.

China’s industry ministry dropped the requirement that all new computers in China come with the “The Green Dam” pre-installed. But the keyword triggered filter worked only with Internet Explorer, not with Mozilla or Chrome, and left PC’s vulnerable to hacking for botnets and DOS attacks.

China still employs civil servants to troll websites for politically disallowed speech. What a job.

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