China last month formally backed down on a plan to preinstall the internet filter software. But schools were still ordered by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to install Green dam, which Chinese officials said would block pornography and other unhealthy content. Critics said it could be used to spy on internet users and block politically sensitive sites.
A notice carried on the home page of the Beijing No.50 High School read, "We will remove all Green Dam software from computers in the school as it has strong conflicts with teaching software we need for normal work."
A technology director, surnamed Wang, confirmed that the software had been taken off most computers. He said, "It has seriously influenced our normal work."
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