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China Backs Off 'Green Dam' Filter

Jul 01, 2009, 05:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Dunlap)

[ Thanks to Tom Dunlap for this link. ]

"I'm pretty stunned that the Chinese apparently listened to the outpouring of complaints over the Green Dam, from computer makers, Internet users, security experts, and many others. Maybe this is a step toward more Internet freedom for the world's biggest country (although India's population will surpass it at some point) although I doubt it.

"The news sparked a ton of comments at Slashdot.org, many of them aimed at Sony, which is a popular whipping boy at the venerable online forum. Computer makers had said they needed more time for Green Dam, except Sony ..."

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