China Requires Censoring Software on PCs

Susan Hall

China is requiring all PCs, whether made in the country or imported, to contain software to filter out pornography and other "inappropriate content," reports


As of July 1, the government insists that it have the ability to update consumer computers to ban an ever-changing list of taboo Web sites. Experts say the software could censor all kinds of information and collect personal data on users.


According to The New York Times, PC makers including Dell, Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard said publicly they were studying the new regulations, but privately they were taken aback.

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