China Up Against The American-Built Firewall

from the funny-how-that-works dept

A very interesting opinion piece in Red Herring talking about the American technology companies that have supplied China with the tools it uses for censorship. The article suggests that while this is (clearly) motivated by the desire to profit from the Chinese market, the plan may backfire. Already some are protesting the actions of these companies, and now the US government might get involved, as well – to force American companies not to supply these tools to China. Of course, at the same time, maybe the US government can offer up contracts to these same companies to help them build a massive US firewall to protect our children from evil content.

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