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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Its a Bluff
by kap1 on Wed 13th Jan 2010 01:20 UTC
kap1
Member since:
2006-05-12

Google would be mad to exit a market as large as china based on a few hack attempts.

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RE: Its a Bluff
by neticspace on Wed 13th Jan 2010 01:22 in reply to "Its a Bluff"
neticspace Member since:
2009-06-09

Google would be mad to exit a market as large as china based on a few hack attempts.


It's simple as the Chinese ISPs block the Google search engine in few weeks. Google China just killed itself.

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RE: Its a Bluff
by PLan on Wed 13th Jan 2010 01:26 in reply to "Its a Bluff"
PLan Member since:
2006-01-10

Mad ? Perhaps, or maybe Google has a conscience after all.

EDIT: More info -

"gossip inside google China is gov hackers found infiltrating google source code repository; gmail attacks an old issue."

http://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/7688415363

Edited 2010-01-13 01:46 UTC

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RE: Its a Bluff
by 3rdalbum on Wed 13th Jan 2010 01:38 in reply to "Its a Bluff"
3rdalbum Member since:
2008-05-26

Google would be mad to exit a market as large as china based on a few hack attempts.


You'd move house if it kept getting broken into.

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RE: Its a Bluff
by werpu on Wed 13th Jan 2010 08:20 in reply to "Its a Bluff"
werpu Member since:
2006-01-18

Google would be mad to exit a market as large as china based on a few hack attempts.

Only if you just look at the money and want endlessly more, but this move makes google way more sympathic to me, Google does fine without China and as long as they can keep Microsoft at Bay will also in the future. The problem with the US mentality is the never get enough thing, you can find that in most corporations, the US currently sells out big time to other nations because US corporations never have a limit of what they think is the right they can earn. Googles move is more along the lines of having higher priorities than endlessly rising profits for the sake of everything else. Not quite the US corporate mentality but I applaud them for this.

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