China Backs Off 'Green Dam' Filter
Jul 01, 2009, 05:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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 ..."