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China delays launch of internet filter Green Dam

Posted By admin On June 30, 2009 @ 11:01 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Jonathan Watts and Tania Branigan
London Guardian [1]
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

In a last-minute climbdown, the Chinese government announced today that it will delay the launch of censorship software that was supposed to have been sold in every computer from tomorrow.

The postponement comes after an unprecedented wave of online opposition, protests by foreign governments and calls by prominent bloggers for Chinese netizens to climb, attack and demonstrate against the “great firewall”.

Xinhua, the state news agency, reported the change of plan four hours before the software launch was due.

“China will delay the mandatory installation of the ‘Green Dam-Youth Escort’ filtering software on new computers,” it said in a terse statement attributed to the ministry of industry and information technology.

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