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Google Vs China

January 13, 2010, 5:52 AM
Search giant Google is threatening to pull its operation out of China after discovering a “highly sophisticated and targeted attack” on its infrastructure there. “And while that attack originated from China, Google did not actually accuse the government of orchestrating it. However you wonder what their suspicions are and their motivation given that cyber attacks are part of operating on the web. Now Google is saying it will have to re-evaluate how it does business in the country. The California based company has conducted operations over the last four years by agreeing to censor results. Google, like Yahoo and Microsoft and a myriad of companies have always said this is the price they have to pay for doing business in China. And the reason why companies are willing to play by these rules is surely because of the prospect of accessing tens of millions of potential customers.”
 

Google Vs China

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