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Google pulling out of China?

January 13, 2010

After an incident last month, where it seems that the Chinese Government may have hacked into the Gmail accounts of numerous Human Rights Activists located in China and across the world, Google is now rethinking their position when it comes to search in China.

Currently Google filters results out of their search results for Google.cn but, that may all change soon enough.  Google is now re-assessing the way it does business in China and they say they are no longer willing to censor their results.  This may mean that Google will have to leave China all together if they can’t work out something with the Chinese government.

Good on Google for finally taking a stand against censorship, even if it did take a little longer than it should have.  At least in the end it seems that they are living up to their motto after all.  I have to say that it can’t be easy for a company, any company, to just walk away from a market as large as China on principle alone, but it seems that is exactly what Google is going to do.  Unless of course the Chinese government softens its stance, but I don’t think you should hold your breath on that one.

Read more at The Australian or Mashable.com.

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