Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jul 2013 09:52 UTC
Legal "The pornography filtering system praised by David Cameron is controlled by the controversial Chinese company Huawei, the BBC has learned. UK-based employees at the firm are able to decide which sites TalkTalk's net filtering service blocks." The irony. It hurts.
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RE: Chinese firm
by kwan_e on Sat 27th Jul 2013 08:50 UTC in reply to "Chinese firm"
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

I despise the whole thing with a passion, but really would this have been any less controversial with a system developed elsewhere?


Yes it would.

See, censorship in a democracy is already VERY controversial. Then the fact that they use tax payer money to fund a Chinese supplied system makes the already VERY controversial into a holy-fuck controversial.

See, people aren't saying that it's only controversial because Huawei is selling the system. You would have noticed that there's already discontent with the plan.

And now they're complaining that an already bad plan is revealed to be worse.

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RE[2]: Chinese firm
by Soulbender on Sat 27th Jul 2013 12:11 in reply to "RE: Chinese firm"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

And now they're complaining that an already bad plan is revealed to be worse.


Except the situation wouldn't have been any better if they had decided on Cisco, Juniper, Websense or whatever.

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RE[3]: Chinese firm
by kwan_e on Sat 27th Jul 2013 12:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Chinese firm"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

"And now they're complaining that an already bad plan is revealed to be worse.


Except the situation wouldn't have been any better if they had decided on Cisco, Juniper, Websense or whatever.
"

Censorship + Huawei/CCP is not worse than
Censorship + Cisco or
Censorship + Juniper or
Censorship + Websense?

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