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Google and China 2010 Controversy

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An incident in early 2010 stemming from Google being the victim of a cyber attack that originated in China.

On January 12, 2010, Google announced that it is "no longer willing to continue censoring" results on Google.cn, citing a breach of Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists. The company found that the hackers had breached into two Gmail … see full wiki

5 reviews about Google and China 2010 Controversy
review by . January 16, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Google vs China, Round 1
Surprise, surprise! No one here on Lunch writing a review on Google after such a big piece of news hits the market?!    Let’s face it, Google challenging China on its censorship policy… is that really a wise move?   A company flexing its muscle while trying to operate in a foreign environment?   I don’t know about you, perhaps freedom of speech is of utmost importance to the Americans. We know all about Americans and western world’s ideal …
review by . January 22, 2010
Lunch can be a refreshing change of pace from many other opinion sites that display thoughtless comment posts in which invectives are hurled at both sides of an issue.      That being said, I don't think the discussion about Google and China should be so trite. I can't believe that some would use this as an opportunity to engage in cultural relativism, and compare the West's long history of violence with China's current predicament. It would seem that many China apologists believe …
Quick Tip by . January 23, 2010
A lose-lose situation if Google indeed pull out of China. Is it free speech / is it fear? Does it accomplish anything?Who/ what is at stake?
Quick Tip by . January 23, 2010
An unfortunate situation where no one really seems to be winning. Waiting to see how this will play out.
Quick Tip by . January 23, 2010
so many issues at play with this issue. still trying to wrap my head around it.
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