Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jan 2010 00:27 UTC
Google So, I was about to go to bed when major news regarding Google and China hit my browser. Google has stated on its blog that after a number of attacks upon Google's servers, and attempted cracking of GMail accounts from Chinese human rights activists, the company is thinking of ceasing its operations in China. Google will, in any case, cease censoring search results on Google.cn.
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Yikes..
by JacobMunoz on Wed 13th Jan 2010 00:58 UTC
JacobMunoz
Member since:
2006-03-17

That's a big issue for a private company to deal with - state espionage. I'm sure this kind of thing goes on all the time, and I'm sure the US gov't has done this kind of thing themselves (or more) - but going public was a very strong action to take, and I agree with them. The very nature of the attacks are a serious accusation, and I doubt the current administration wants to make a claim of this sort until things are investigated further - but Goggle's not bound to the same diplomatic conditions as the government. Yikes.

Go Google!

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RE: Yikes.. - it may not be government
by jabbotts on Wed 13th Jan 2010 17:02 in reply to "Yikes.."
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Even being targeted at activists, it may not be government employees or even government sanctioned but simply government allowed. It wouldn't be the first time that self motivated crackers had attacked other nations while the gov turned a blind eye. Code Red wasn't gov after all, just gov permitted.

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