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China Has Delayed Controversial Internet Filtering Software Requirement

BBC reporting: “China is to delay a controversial plan requiring all new computers sold in the country to be equipped with an internet filtering software, state media says.

The filter, called Green Dam Youth Escort, was to have been required from Wednesday, but the industry ministry said computer makers needed more time.”

Related Links:
Green Dam is Breached… Now What? Rebecca MacKinnon, Jul.1.2009
Censorship software already installed in over 500,000 Chinese computers The Telegraph, Jul.1.2009
Party celebrates China web filter delay Reuters, Jul.1.2009
China delays internet filter plan BBC, Jun.30.2009

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