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Prebuilt Computers With Optional Censors

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posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 08:24 PM
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Prebuilt Computers With Optional Censors


www.overclock.net

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.

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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
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posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 08:24 PM
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I cannot see people actually installing this on their computers. It's all going to be a waste of money for HP and Dell which are already losing money in the market.

Chinese government fails so much at subduing the masses because all their actions have only incensed the Chinese people. They should try the US method, give people the illusion of freedom.

www.overclock.net
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 09:01 PM
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They should try the US method, give people the illusion of freedom.


That made my night.


By the way I did read the rest.
Have starred and flagged for it all.
Wether intentional or not that last part,humour at its best.



posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 09:43 PM
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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 ?



posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 05:37 PM
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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 ?
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Considering that custom built computers in china are more popular (Legit operating system too expensive) than prebuilt computers, I really can't see this going anywhere.



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