Google possibly pulling out of the Chinese market.
David Drummond (Google's Senior Vice President) explains more in detail:
“we launched Google.cn in January 2006 in the belief that the benefits of increased access to information for
people in China and a more open Internet outweighed our discomfort in agreeing to censor some results,” a position that was met with plenty of criticism
at the time.
However, now that it’s seen the breadth of Chinese censorship
by way of implied state sponsored attacks and surveillance of Google products
the company has been prompted to action, declaring in as straight forward a way as possible that “we have decided we are no longer willing to
continue censoring our results on Google.cn.”
So over the next few weeks Google will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which Google could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law,
if at all. Google knows that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn
, and potentially Google offices in China.
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