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.