China Expands Use of Cybercops

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From this week’s Rights & Wrongs: CHINA COPS EXPAND VIRTUAL BEAT — Chinese authorities are once again poised to demonstrate their aptitude for creating programs to monitor even the most minute details of Chinese citizens’ lives. When the people of Beijing turn on their computers this weekend, they will be greeted by two new faces — one male and one female — cybercops designed to remind Internet users to avoid sites featuring “objectionable” material and encouraging them to report any illicit activity. The two cartoon characters will bike, walk or drive across a user’s screen every 30 minutes as a […]

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