Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Mar 2010 22:35 UTC
Google Two months ago, Google announced its intention to stop censoring search results in China, while also stating it may even leave the country altogether. The announcement followed the news that Chinese crackers had attempted to crack the accounts of human rights activists. The search giant has stayed true to its word: starting today, search results are no longer censored in China. Google employed a clever trick to get there: they reroute Chinese users to the uncensored Hong Kong version of Google. Instant update: China has already responded: "Google has violated its written promise it made when entering the Chinese market by stopping filtering its searching service and blaming China in insinuation for alleged hacker attacks."
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RE[5]: Good for them.
by cfgr on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 19:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Good for them."
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Bear in mind, the U.S. is a large, geographically spread-out and ethnically and culturally diverse nation.

That's true, and it is sometimes hard to keep that in mind. Comparing a wealthy region like the Netherlands with the USA is a bit unfair. You might as well compare the Netherlands with Europe, you'll probably get the same results.

From that point of view it might explain why everyone's making such a fuss about government programs over there. I'm not sure if I would like the EU to run a healthcare program either, it's just too far away from home to see what's being done. I guess that's the advantage of living in a smaller country ;)

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