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12 January 2010 @ 08:39 pm
History in the making  
Google | China
butterflake on January 13th, 2010 05:49 am (UTC)
That gave me chills to read. Impressive.
Kinks: I <3 The Internetsthugg1ns on January 13th, 2010 06:33 am (UTC)
Victoriamahariel on January 13th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
So sad, but so brave.
autonomic_pilotautonomic_pilot on January 13th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
I remember all the hubub about the big G deciding to censor their results.

I was of mixed feelings about it at the time. I understood their rationale about wanting to get *some* information out there but figured also that they were a big biz trying to land a few more dollars. They are, of course, but this changes a few things.

I'm pleased that they went public with what they did. While I'm sure there's a lot more to it than just human rights activist spying, it is good that Google blew that cover.
czochralskiczochalski on January 14th, 2010 07:24 am (UTC)
well - respect_for_google++

I remember hearing about their agreement to censor as well, but considering the concensions a lot of other companies make for a slice of the chinese marketplace it seemed relatively small (don't get me venting on how the avionics industry as a whole has sold their collective soul to china, but only because they don't have a mother - they'd have sold the old lady first...).

I'm sorta... impressed. Google knows very well that China won't likely let them maintain a pressence without censoring results, and they're sticking to their guns (forgive my cynicism, but for now they are). I hope they don't get punished too badly by their stockholders, but this makes me more likely to become one.