Proposed Chinese Internet Café Ban Draws Hacker Fury

March 4, 2010 -

An advisor to the Chinese government who proposed a nationwide ban of private Internet cafés provoked hackers into defacing the websites of her business.

Yan Ki, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), suggested the ban in order to combat a host of social problems she blames on the cafés. Yan said that the Internet-enabled hangouts promoted truancy, videogame addiction and pornography, reports The Telegraph.

Yan was quoted as saying:

Many serious problems are linked to internet cafés and businesspeople usually ignore their social responsibilities. Desperate diseases must have drastic cures, which is to ban them all.

Yan, described as a “prominent business woman,” then saw the website for her chain of restaurants hacked, with links deleted and messages posted that mocked her perceived self-importance.

The CPCC is made up of 2,374 members and is described as “an advisory body.” The Telegraph wrote that Yan’s suggestions “stand no chance of being adopted.”


Comments

Re: Proposed Chinese Internet Café Ban Draws Hacker Fury

On one hand, Yan Ki's idea is greatly flawed and no doubt not worth the time to even think about, let alone implement. On the other, the hackers did nothing to help in hacking her restaurants. That was blatantly wrong. It solved nothing. It was actually rather pathetic and cowardly, to commit a crime for someone's opinion. All the hackers involved are clearly of as much worth as her opinion.

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." -Albert Einstein

Re: Proposed Chinese Internet Café Ban Draws Hacker Fury

This is China, where people get EXECUTED for their opinion.

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Re: Proposed Chinese Internet Café Ban Draws Hacker Fury

Whoa whoa whoa the Great Firewall of China doesn't filter pr0n?

Re: Proposed Chinese Internet Café Ban Draws Hacker Fury

She honestly deserved it for spewing that bull-blam-

 

Never underestimate the power of idiots in large amounts.

Never underestimate the power of idiots in large amounts.

Re: Proposed Chinese Internet Café Ban Draws Hacker Fury

You know what sucks though... she'll probably say this proves her point <.<

Re: Proposed Chinese Internet Café Ban Draws Hacker Fury

 

Soooo, what.  I thought China did enough filtering and blocking website.  Now they want to remove internet completely from China by taking down the internet cafe.  Wow,  China's government has stoop to a new low for me. 
 

 

Re: Proposed Chinese Internet Café Ban Draws Hacker Fury

Go back and read the article again, the GOVERNMENT wants to do no such thing. It is one businesswoman on a commitee of over 2000 other people that made the suggestion.

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I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

-------------------------------------------------- I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

Re: Proposed Chinese Internet Café Ban Draws Hacker Fury

Giving that she's a business owner, something tells me This Yanki person has ulterior motives for wanting the cafes shut down completely.

Re: Proposed Chinese Internet Café Ban Draws Hacker Fury

Never thought of that but you're probably right.

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---------------------------------------------------- Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it's over they have the same positions they started in.

Re: Proposed Chinese Internet Café Ban Draws Hacker Fury

Wouldn't be the first time a public official used the law to give their own business an edge.

 

I remember in one episode of King of the Hill(odd example , but bear with me here) where a public official enacted a water rationing law so that inefficient low flow toilets HAD to be installed in all places, toilets that his company makes and maintains.

Re: Proposed Chinese Internet Café Ban Draws Hacker Fury

Yan said that the Internet-enabled hangouts promoted truancy, videogame addiction and pornography

wait, Aussie Internet Cafés let you jack it to porn? boy, have I been living in the wrong country

岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: Proposed Chinese Internet Café Ban Draws Hacker Fury

Australia: Now in China!

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I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

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Re: Proposed Chinese Internet Café Ban Draws Hacker Fury

damnit, I've been reading into the Atkinson Crook topic too much. at least the correction was win.

either way, I thought it was only possible in Family Guy:

岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: Proposed Chinese Internet Café Ban Draws Hacker Fury

GAAAAAHHH! Brain bleach! Get me brain bleach damn ye!

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Re: Proposed Chinese Internet Café Ban Draws Hacker Fury

Soon to include Japan, France and USA!

 
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