Chinese wire-tapping during Olympic Games

Interesting, despite their promise to provide an environment free of government censorship, the Chinese government will monitor the Internet activity of guests staying at foreign-owned hotels during the Beijing Olympics. InformationWeek reports that the government has ordered these hotels to install software and hardware so that the Public Security Bureau may monitor guests’ activity. Chinese authorities said the monitoring is necessary in order to ensure the smooth opening of the Olympic Games and to safeguard the security of the Internet network and the information thereon. Read more….

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