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China Backs Away from Censorship Software After Intense Citizen Outcry

China's authoritarian government has backed away from an order [related] that Internet-filtering software be loaded onto every new computer after an outcry by citizens accustomed to the relative freedom of online life. Legal challenges, petitions, and satirical cartoons had been part of a grass-roots effort to scuttle the initiative, announced earlier this month…

Read full story: Boston Globe

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