Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Is Google Winning The Staring Contest With China?

Somehow I missed this all day long (although maybe that's a sign that it isn't as significant as it looks). Then again, if borne out, the reports that google's China website was returning search results for the Dali Lama and Tienanmen Square Massacre would be very interesting.

If you haven't been following the story, google had some systems hacked a couple of months back that they traced to Chinese based computers and picked a fight with the Chinese government over censorship in retaliation. Google is currently threatening to shut down all of its Chinese operations unless China agrees to allow uncensored searches for google's Chinese users.

Even though google's hegemony is starting to become so powerful and far reaching that it's getting a bit scary, I'm still a fan.

(and I'm not just saying that because they're listening)

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