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PC makers pull back on Green Dam installs

PC manufacturers that previously complied with a Chinese government mandate to install Green Dam have stopped shipping systems with the content-filtering software
Written by Vivian Yeo, Contributor on

The Chinese government's Green Dam-Youth Escort initiative is facing hurdles as target organisations have uninstalled the content-filtering software.

The initiative calls for the software to be installed on computers in public schools and internet cafes.

Following a revision in mandate, PC makers that had previously complied with the Chinese government's instructions, have stopped shipping new PCs with Green Dam.

In an email to ZDNet UK's sister site ZDNet Asia, a spokesperson for Lenovo confirmed it no longer pre-installs the software in its computers. However, she said the company would provide the software upon request.

For the full story, see Green Dam enforcement watered down at ZDNet Asia.

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