The Chinese government has required that personal computer makers bundle software that filters Internet content from July 1, raising concerns over cyber-security as well as Internet freedoms.
The free "Green Dam-Youth Escort" software, developed by Jinhui Computer System Engineering Co, can effectively filter "unhealthy words and images," according to a Ministry of Industry and Information Technology document seen by Reuters.
Foreign computer makers are now caught between maintaining access to their fastest-growing major market, and concerns the mandatory software will make their products vulnerable to security breaches as well as potential malfunctions.
Msg#: 3929167 posted 6:47 am on Jun 9, 2009 (gmt 0)
Next step: manage list to include other sites not acceptable, too. Hope it remains a software fix since a large percentage of the world's computers come from China that a CHIP LEVEL solution would not be welcome by your's truly...