The Chinese government's Green Dam-Youth Escort content filtering initiative, where the software was to be installed in public schools and Internet cafes, is facing some hurdles as target organizations are without, or have uninstalled the software.
Initially required for all PCs, the Chinese government later revised its mandate in August and effectively lifted the burden on PC makers to package the content filtering software in computers before they can be sold to consumers and businesses. However, the Green Dam software is still required to be installed in PCs used in schools and public places, including Internet cafes.
First announced in June, the mandate was due to go into effect July 1 but the Chinese government on June 30 said it would be delayed.
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