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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Comment by Mark Williamson
by Mark Williamson on Wed 13th Jan 2010 03:12 UTC
Mark Williamson
Member since:
2005-07-06

"attempted cracking of GMail accounts from Chinese human rights activists"

This, to my ear, makes it sound really like the human rights activists were the ones trying to crack the accounts, rather than - as far as I can tell - the victims. Could this be rephrased?

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RE: Comment by Mark Williamson
by anevilyak on Wed 13th Jan 2010 03:38 in reply to "Comment by Mark Williamson"
anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

"attempted cracking of GMail accounts from Chinese human rights activists"

This, to my ear, makes it sound really like the human rights activists were the ones trying to crack the accounts, rather than - as far as I can tell - the victims. Could this be rephrased?


I was going to say the same thing... "belonging to Chinese human rights activists" would probably work better there.

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RE: Comment by Mark Williamson
by Savior on Wed 13th Jan 2010 10:06 in reply to "Comment by Mark Williamson"
Savior Member since:
2006-09-02

Exactly. Having read the first paragraph on the main page, I was pretty confused about why Google would cease censorship after a hacking attempt by human rights activists. I thought it must be some sort of a reverse psychology-thing. ;)

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StaubSaugerNZ Member since:
2007-07-13

Exactly. Having read the first paragraph on the main page, I was pretty confused about why Google would cease censorship after a hacking attempt by human rights activists. I thought it must be some sort of a reverse psychology-thing. ;)


The text was misleading. Google are upset because the Chinese Government is usibng it's cyber warfare units to hack the activists accounts in Google systems (the Chinese government is actively practicing large scale cyberwar at the moment, just as the US is practicing a small-scale one too).

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RE: Comment by Mark Williamson
by Soulbender on Wed 13th Jan 2010 18:43 in reply to "Comment by Mark Williamson"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Yeah,i noticed that too with a "WTF, that's not how it is".
"from" should be replaced with "of" in that sentence.

Edited 2010-01-13 18:43 UTC

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