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China used prisoners in lucrative internet gaming work

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by wkirk, May 27, 2011.

  1. wkirk

    wkirk Junior Member

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    Labour camp detainees endure hard labour by day, online 'gold farming' by night

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    I don't know what to say...
     
  2. mozoak

    mozoak BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I don't know what to say either....!
     
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    0_inspiration Regular Member

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    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha That's actually a really good use of forced labor! (Although you'd need PC that met the minimum spec of a decent MMO fr each prole.... unless you made them sleep in split shifts....).

    To be fair this is alot less shocking when you have some understanding of the way that China splits districts into 'economic zones'. Basically each area is a separate corporation which is expected to show a profit (their armies are arranged in a similar fashion, which is how you end up with divisions being massive car producers and the like). This leads to seeing uses for assets we never think off.
    (And to be completely honest is alot less shocking than ht prisons in Arizona where the inmates are fed moldy sandwiches and rented out as chain gang slaves...)

    (Sorry for the edit, I've officially worn out the 'e' key of this keyboard!)
     
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    lyco84 Registered Member

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    wow... I actually feel sorry for the prisoners...
     
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    rofl, this sick idea can be made only in China :D
     
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    China is so corrupt and there use of political prisoners as slave labor is just the tip of the iceberg.

    The bribe money and hookers they threw at America business managers to steal manufacturing deals is one of the untold dirty secrets of the past two decades that led to the downfall of American manufacturing jobs. I wish the Tea Party would wake up and stop wasting time going after labor unions and gays and actually smell the ginseng.
     
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    I.habocs Junior Member

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    Made In China
     
  8. adbot

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    I think that playing some video games is the least of these guys problems. If anything it should be a welcome distraction from the reality of their situation.
     
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    0_inspiration Regular Member

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    I don't see how americans can say anything though, plenty of forced labour going on in your own prisons :D
     
  10. zombi

    zombi Newbie

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    I'd rather farm gold than do some of the stuff US inmates have to do