China, one of the world’s oldest civilizations (far older than the United States), has had its troubles over the years trying to handle this thing called internet.
Recently the powers that be in those parts mandated that every single new computer sold must have net-filtering software on it.
The people didn’t take too kindly to this and protested the crap out of it. As such, China backed off and said the software could be uninstalled without getting in trouble for it.
For those of you who work in office environments, imagine for a moment that WebSense (yes, that filtering software we all hate) was forced to be installed on your computer at home, and that it was illegal to uninstall it. In a nutshell, that’s what Green Dam Youth Escort software was like.
China is no stranger to blocking internet content. Golden Shield Project is one way they do it. The people of that nation already have to deal with that. But when it came to software directly installed on their PCs, they’d had enough.
Thumbs up for the people; their voices were heard.
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