China faces criticism over computer filtering plan
Date Published: 06/10/2009
Andrew Jacobs, New York Times, June 10, 2009
China is facing criticism at home and abroad after releasing new regulations on Monday requiring all personal computers to include software designed to filter out pornography and other “vulgar” content from the Internet. The new mandate requires manufacturers to preinstall the software on millions of new machines by July 1st. Amid the protests from home and abroad, the Chinese government continues to defend the new software, known as the “Green Dam,” and said concerns that it could turn into government-operated spyware were exaggerated. --posted by Ying Jia Huang
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