Human rights advocates are furious once again at the Chinese government and its continual targeting of it’s citizen’s privacy. Many Chinese citizens have enjoyed some freedom to surf the internet at public places such as cafes, hotels, and restaurants; however, a new Chinese law now requires businesses to install costly software that tracks the web usage/traffic of each user. This has an obvious chilling effect on speech and diminishes personal privacy. It is another example of China’s continual assault against their citizen’s liberties.
While this development is not surprising, it should not go unnoticed. The full story here.