Google to Stop Censoring Chinese Search Results in Wake of Cyber-attacks

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CurtD

Google and China are bringing up a 21st century battle of democracy and freedom verse Communism and restricted personal freedom. When we started using cloud computing systems we saw the HUGE area of security problems being created in cross country internet usage.  Thrown in that the entire world is "outsourcing" computer stuff to Southeast Asian countries, and you have  to plan for these socio-technology issues going forward.  We study search demand/supply trends from around the world to find profitable niches and products. A niche, or hot predictions, is not just a demand side issue, but a supply/demand curve. If you predict IPHONE apps will take off, and there are already 100,000 aps, then you aren't going to hit that one. If you see that demand for cell phone radiation shields is going nuts and there are only two suppliers, then you can be pretty sure that it will be a good year for those 2 supplies. The software at www.TheInternetTimeMachine.com studies both the demand (search volume) and supply (think "results" in Google). The Google Phone is generating much more buzz right now then say the Apple Tablet.

Cheers,

Curt

Here is a video on what I mean.. http://bit.ly/SupplyDemandCurves

 

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naxself

Nice to see morality return to Google HQ. I fully support Google in this instance.

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Zombie30000

Its good to see that "Do no evil" now includes "Do not sleep in bed with evil".

 

I'm curious though, if Google.cn is shut down, will the people there be able to use Google.com, or will the Great Firewall of China still filter content from free searches?  It seems tha even if you can searth for anything, they still won't have access to content their government doesn't want them to have access to.

 

I think this is a good thing, but I don't see if it will actually change anything immediatly.  Hopefully it will be some sort of message and other businesses will stand up and decide that human rights are more important cheep labor/easy profits.

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tonychow70

I am living in China now.

I think, if google decide to stop their business in China is all because money.

As lots of people known, the Baidu, Chinese search site take 3 times market share more than Google in China. How about this?

IF Chinese government said Google or baidu have to filtering search results, they have no choice but follow the order.

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std error

Long overdue

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1337Goose

This is possibly the most complex conflict I've seen arise on the web in the past year or so.

Has anybody actually read that blog post? If you haven't, I recommend it. It's worded the way the mafia might have worded it: it suggests things, but it doesn't come out and say them. If you're reading between the lines correctly, you know there's more at stake here than Google's China offices and the google.cn domain name.

I think Google and China are in a symbiotic relationship. Google generates revenue from China but China gets Google's services (and they also get industry and tax revenue).

I have to hand it to Google's PR department, however. Google collects more personal information about us than the Chinese government ever could, albeit with different intentions. Google's going to come out of this looking like a saint.

Here are my three predictions: Propaganda will be spread. Compromises will be made. The Media will have a field day.

~Goose

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JohnP

   You mean there actually IS a company in the world that is not going to let a government dictate to them? Google, you have just made a customer for life.

Now if a company would just stand up to the EU penalizing US corporations ((Cough MS and Intel), the world would be a better place.

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Carlidan

“Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.”

 

EU are penalizing US corporations because they actual have balls to fight them not like us. Corporations control every part of life. Name on thing they haven't have their hands on. Shit the even control of freaking military. That's sad. 

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nekollx

 right cause it takes "balls" to force a company to include a ballot box so people can choose other free browsers, and the idea a company would include only their own browser by defaut is some big rights conflict....unless your Apple...

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Biceps

Google has just proved itself to be one of the last companies in existence that actually has a soul.  From now on the moral pygmies at Yahoo! can go suck eggs.  Google is and continues to be my search engine of choice. 

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nekollx

 You can't spell GO! without Google!

 

You GO Girl !

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