NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, July 2, 2009

China's Dam Delay Posted by Sean @ 13:22 GMT

The Wall Street Journal reports that Beijing has delayed its mandate to have Green Dam Youth Escort filtering software installed on all new Windows computers sold in China. The deadline was originally July 1st.


PC World's take is that implementation of Green Dam is only a matter of time.

Our take?

If China wants to require anti-pornography filtering software that's China's business, not ours.

But the same software on EVERY computer sold in China? That's monoculture.

And as we've noted before, monocultures are subject to catastrophic failure in the event of a successful attack.


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