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I know it's a business world out there that I know little about, but it's still sad to see Google having to worry about losing all that revenue from doing something which is actually that first big but necessary step/stand.

It's been a long time coming.

Last month, Google said it no longer felt comfortable complying with [China's] demands that it censor Web content deemed objectionable by the communist rulers. On Monday, Google began sending Web searchers in mainland China from the China-based Google.cn to Google.com.hk, based in Hong Kong. The former British colony has an open Internet, and Google is not legally required to censor results there.

- Excerpt taken from a Yahoo article by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer.


Click above for the full article. And while it might be that China's Google users see little change after move, it was a hell of a first step. :3

Date: 2010-03-26 09:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smilingcrescent.livejournal.com
Google is awesome, I agree!! :D It's a really cool thing to hear that people who want to have the uncensured version can get it! :) and those who prefer to follow the "rules" can just set up a web nanny on their computer. :) Puts the power with the people, huh?

Cool to know!! :D

Date: 2010-07-29 09:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] midgar-skyline.livejournal.com
Oops! I missed a reply! Sorry guys. E-mail notifications must have died at the time again...

Unfortunately China found out rather quicky and made quick work of the firewall loophole, but still I think I was hyped about this because it took serious guts to stand up to their policies and really, I don't believe a smaller or less global company could have done it.

So far as I can understand it was basically a retaliation to China hiring professional hackers to break into the Gmail accounts of some chinese activists who were communicating via Gmail, thus breaking their privacy policies. So Google basically went, 'fine, you break our privacy policies that means you broke contract first and we're not followning anymore'. :DD

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