Google e China

Após ter detectado ataques “muito sofisticados” originários da China, visando basicamente contas no GMail de usuários ligados à promoção dos direitos humanos neste país, a Google Inc. declarou, em um blog corporativo, a sua intenção de deixar de filtrar o conteúdo das pesquisa realizadas pelo seu site chinês, google.cn.

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These attacks and the surveillance they have uncovered–combined with the attempts over the past year to further limit free speech on the web–have led us to conclude that we should review the feasibility of our business operations in China. We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, 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 Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China.

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