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The government, which has told global PC makers of the requirement but has yet to announce it to the public, says the effort is aimed at protecting young people from "harmful" content. The primary target is pornography, says the main developer of the software, a company that has ties to China's security ministry and military.
The software needn't be preinstalled on each new PC -- it may instead be shipped on a compact disc -- giving users some choice. But if installed, foreign industry officials who have examined the software say, it could transmit personal information, cause PCs
Originally posted by chise61
Well if they're not making it mandatory now, it's only a matter of time before they do mandate it. Who is going to voluntarily install software that may transmit their personal information and may leave their computer vulerable to being hacked, and cause them to malfunction ?