I just wanted to publicly put my support behind Google's choice to put their foot down after the Chinese government sponsored intrusions into their networks.
By now, I am sure, many of you may have heard about this, but for those who have not here is their statement and some links:
We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China.
Google's Statement: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-approach-to-china.html
New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/world/asia/14beijing.html
US Dept of State response: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2010/01/135105.htm
The EFF response: http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/01/uncensoring-china-bravo-google
You can test if they are sticking to thier guns by searching the Chinese Google site yourself at http://www.google.cn/
If they choose to have a spine and stick to this they will finally resolve their problems with their own motto, "Don't be Evil". Let's hope they do.