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US software firm hacked for years after suing China

A Californian software company which sued the Chinese government for pirating its flagship content filtering product has revealed how it was targeted by hackers from the People’s Republic for the three years of the resulting legal proceedings. Santa Barbara-based Solid Oak Software filed the civil lawsuit against China after …
Phil Muncaster, 29 Nov 2012
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CBS hit for $1.2m over Chinese censorware

Solid Oak Software has hit media giant CBS with a demand for $1.2m, after the media giant's tech subsidiary posted downloads of the Chinese government's Green Dam Youth Escort software. Green Dam was the centrepiece of Beijing's abortive effort to force PC manufacturers to preload filtering software that would protect young …
Joe Fay, 8 Oct 2009
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Blue Shield provokes fresh China censorware row

China is reportedly pushing local ISPs to apply a censorware filter that's even more onerous than Green Dam, the PC software add-on that provoked an international privacy and censorship row this summer. Landun (or Blue Shield) is even "more powerful than its problematic predecessor Green Dam", according to Reporters Without …
John Leyden, 21 Sep 2009
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China scales back censorship plans

The Chinese government is scaling back plans for compulsory net filtering for all citizens. China's minister of industry, information and technology said Green Dam Filtering software would be compulsory for all computers in schools and public internet cafes, but not for individual PCs. The government originally demanded that …
John Oates, 13 Aug 2009
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Malaysia mulls Chinese Green Dam twin

Malaysia - the Southeast Asian country that has imprisoned at least two bloggers under sedition laws - is mulling a net filter along the lines of China's Green Dam. But Information Minister Rais Yatim says it would not be used to censor blogs and websites. During a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Reuters reports, Rais said …
Cade Metz, 7 Aug 2009
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PC giants ship Chinese censorware anyway

Though the Chinese government has delayed plans to require the shipment of the highly-controversial Green Dam filtering app with all new PCs, several big-name PC manufacturers are shipping the thing anyway. According to the Associated Press, Acer, Sony, and China's the Haier Group are including Green Dam on disk with new PC …
Cade Metz, 2 Jul 2009

China not demolishing Green Dam

China's controversial mandatory censorware has only been delayed rather than abandoned, according to state media. The Chinese government postponed regulations that PCs sold in China had to come with locally-developed Green Dam Youth Escort filtering software pre-installed just hours before the 1 July deadline, sparking …
John Leyden, 2 Jul 2009
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China Green Dam crumbles after protests

China has put its controversial plan to force PC manufacturers to ship filtering software in the country on ice. Beijing announced earlier this month that all PCs shipped in the country should include Green Dam Youth Escort software to keep young Chinese safe from porn. The plan prompted an immediate outcry, with accusations …
Joe Fay, 30 Jun 2009
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US calls for China to revoke censorware plan

The US adminstration is pushing China to review its controversial policy of mandating the installation of specific content filtering software on new PCs. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and US Trade Representative Ron Kirk argue China may be placing itself in violation of World Trade Organization regulations by insisting on the …
John Leyden, 25 Jun 2009
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Google submits to Beijing porn drive

Google's attempt to burnish its public image by helping anti-government demonstrators in Iran has been hobbled by its apparent submission to a Beijing anti-porn drive that has even drawn fire from the US government. Last week Google trumpeted its subversive credentials by offering a Farsi translation tool, the same week that …
Joe Fay, 22 Jun 2009
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US net nanny ratchets Chinese censorware spat

US software maker Solid Oak has beefed up efforts to prevent the distribution of China's "Green Dam" app, continuing to claim that the Far East censorshipware includes code lifted from its own net-filtering tool, Cybersitter. The Chinese government has decreed that all new machines in the country must ship with the infamous …
Cade Metz, 19 Jun 2009
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Cracks in China censorware patched

The Chinese government has ordered patches to fix security holes in censorship software which will be shipped with every new computer sold in the country from 1 July. Researchers from the University of Michigan found major flaws in Green Dam's software which they claimed would allow a hacker to take over a machine. They also …
John Oates, 16 Jun 2009
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More holes open up in Green Dam Youth Escort

A US software firm claims that China's already infamous Green Dam Youth Escort censorship software has liberally lifted code from its own cyber-filtering product. Solid Oak Software of Santa Barbara claims that the Green Dam package - which Beijing has declared must be installed on all PCs shipped in the People's Republic as …
Joe Fay, 15 Jun 2009

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