Stick it to them Solid Oak
Give them a good shafting.
US software maker Solid Oak has beefed up efforts to prevent the distribution of China's "Green Dam" app, continuing to claim that the Far East censorshipware includes code lifted from its own net-filtering tool, Cybersitter. The Chinese government has decreed that all new machines in the country must ship with the infamous …
Surely if the Green Damn code makes calls to their servers they can have lots of fun. I'm surprised the US government hasn't called round for a friendly chat to see exactly what could be done to subvert a whole load of Chinese PCs. At the very least they might be able to update the censor list to only include official Chinese government websites.
(yes I know there's an extra 'n')
There is no reason for the Chinese government to deny Chinese people living in China the same rights and freedoms that people of other nationalities and races have.
Chinese people are as intelligent and hardworking as people from any other nation, and they deserve the right to pick and choose what they view to the extent people of other nations do (e.g. no kiddie porn).
My heart and best wishes go out to the Chinese people.
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Does your employer give you unrestricted access to the internet?
The reason I ask is simple: China is a communist state and being so means that everyone is employed directly (or maybe a little more indirectly these days) by the government.
I'm betting your employer doesn't allow you to access the terms and conditions of employment at a rival business, download porn, set up a website pro-actively working against their business etc etc
Why should China be any different?
(Well, ripping off other people's code makes them different but apart from that?)
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