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Costly WiFi Monitoring Software In China Limiting Free Net Access

     

engine

1:04 pm on Jul 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Costly WiFi Monitoring Software In China Limiting Free Net Access [nytimes.com]
New regulations that require bars, restaurants, hotels and bookstores to install costly Web monitoring software are prompting many businesses to cut Internet access and sending a chill through the capitalís game-playing, Web-grazing literati who have come to expect free Wi-Fi with their lattes and green tea.
The software, which costs businesses about $3,100, provides public security officials the identities of those logging on to the wireless service of a restaurant, cafe or private school and monitors their Web activity. Those who ignore the regulation and provide unfettered access face a $2,300 fine and the possible revocation of their business license.

lucy24

2:42 am on Jul 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Makes sense. If you're connecting from home or other private location they already know who you are (this was just a hunch, but the article confirmed it). So this is simply plugging a hole.
 

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