Russell (zimzat) wrote,
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News: China begins monitoring billions of text messages as censorship increases

China begins monitoring billions of text messages as censorship increases
The Southern Metropolis newspaper said a man from the southern city of Dongguan recently had his phone blocked. China Mobile’s customer service told him their computers had detected lewd words in his messages and that he would have to take his identity card to the police to reactivate the phone. He also had to furnish a letter guaranteeing that he would no longer spread inappropriate messages.

......................... There are no words to express how outraged I feel about this. It's so insane to even consider censoring people on their personal communication. It's one step away from having a "mental hygiene police" and only one scientific discovery to make it feasible to be all-invasive mind-control.

I'm one of the most docile people you may ever know (perhaps a little depressive, but hardly violent), yet the very idea of having my thoughts monitored is outrageous. I don't even have anything to hide yet that's no excuse to allow it.

This is screwed up on a deep and global level.

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