Schools in Beijing are quietly removing the Green Dam filter, which was required for all school computers in July, owing to complaints over problems with the software, reports the Associated Press. China last month formally backed down on a plan to preinstall the internet filter software on all new computers sold in the country after July 1 after an international and domestic outcry. But schools were still ordered by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to install the web filter, which Chinese officials said would block pornography and other unhealthy content. Critics said it could be used to spy...

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