Owen Fletcher reports:
Some of the few PC makers who offered a controversial Web filtering program mandated by China have reversed those plans, dealing the latest blow to China’s efforts to deploy the software nationwide.
Lenovo, Acer and Sony have all stopped bundling the program, named Green Dam Youth Escort, with PCs sold in China, the companies said. The companies were among the few that went ahead with plans to distribute the software after China softened its order for PC makers to do so.
In another sign of fading enforcement, at least one Chinese high school has removed Green Dam from its computers after the software caused “severe conflicts” with programs used for roll and grading.
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