China tries to spy on public WiFi users

China has ordered public spaces offering WiFi web access to install costly software to enable police to identify people using the service, state media said.

The software, which also gives police a list of all websites visited by an online user, costs between $2825 and $8500, the China Business News said.

As a result, many establishments such as bars, restaurants, cafes and bookstores have decided to stop providing wireless internet to their customers despite its popularity, to avoid paying the money, the report said — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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