Google and China

by Professor

Google had an agreement with the Chinese government to filter or censor the search results that Google provide in China. If they did not do that, they would have no business in China. Just why Chinese officials are so paranoid about the rest of the world and what they actually think they are protecting their citizens from, I do not know.

Now, Google have announced that they and many other companies have been on the receiving end of hacking attempts from China, that are so large and sophisticated, they probably have to have some connection to the Chinese government. The attempted hack attack at Google was going after the gmail accounts of known Chinese dissidents. Anyone smell a rat?

Google have just announced that as a consequence of this, they will no longer co-operate with the Chinese government to filter the search results in China. This has potential consequences that are far reaching:

Well done Google!

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