Client Internet Censorhsip (CIC)

Internet censorship may reach new levels in China! According to the Wall Street Journal the government plans to require that all personal computers sold in the country as of July 1 2009 be shipped with software that blocks access to certain Web sites. The usual argument is put forard: protecting young people from “harmful” content.

It seems that for now some uncertainty remains as whether the software has to be pre-installed or whether it can be shipped by CD afterwards – making enforcement of the plan rather difficult since tracking sales of PCs isn’t that easy.

The software is called “Green Dam Youth Escort” – green means free of pornography and other illegal content.