Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Brief note on the the Google/Chinese intrusion/withdrawl

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, 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, and potentially our offices in China.

You can test if they are sticking to thier guns by searching the Chinese Google site yourself at

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.

1 comment:

  1. this from Yahoo: "We condemn any attempts to infiltrate company networks to obtain user information," the Yahoo spokeswoman said in a prepared statement. "We stand aligned that these kinds of attacks are deeply disturbing and strongly believe that the violation of user privacy is something that we as Internet pioneers must all oppose."