Why was the Green Dam not dead but just delayed?”

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Why was the Green Dam not dead but just delayed?”

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China’s controversial Green Dam Youth Escort Web filtering software initiative is not dead, as many folks had hoped, but just delayed, according to recent stories in the Chinese media. Earlier this week, China postponed the July 1 deadline that mandated all PCs sold in China had to come preinstalled with the Green Dam Youth Escort Web filtering software. The government’s deferral of the deadline sparked speculation that the Green Dam initiative had been nixed altogether. But an official with China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has told the English language China Daily newspaper that the Green Dam software delay was only temporary and that the plan would move forward. “The government will definitely carry on the directive on Green Dam,” the unnamed official told China Daily. “It’s just a matter of time.” The deadline was extended to enable computer makers to comply with Green Dam regulations, which stated that all PC makers must have the software preinstalled

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Green Dam Not Dead, Just Delayed China’s controversial Green Dam Youth Escort Web filtering software initiative is not dead, as many folks had hoped, but just delayed, according to recent stories in the Chinese media. Earlier this week, China postponed the July 1 deadline that mandated all PCs sold in China had to come preinstalled with the Green Dam Youth Escort Web filtering software. The government’s deferral of the deadline sparked speculation that the Green Dam initiative had been nixed altogether.

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