February 24, 2008
Google censors itself for China
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4645596.stm Google has offered a Chinese-language version of its search engine for years but users have been frustrated by government blocks on the site. The company is setting up a new site - Google.cn - which it will censor itself to satisfy the authorities in Beijing. Google argued it would be more damaging to pull out of China altogether. While removing search results is inconsistent with Google's mission, providing no information... is more inconsistent with our mission Google statement Chinese results toe the line Critics warn the new version could restrict access to thousands of sensitive terms and web sites. Such topics are likely to include independence for Taiwan and the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. LET'S GET REAL HERE Google argued it would be more damaging to pull out of China altogether. YEAH RIGHT !!!!!!!! be damaging to Google's bottom line thats a lots of fucking add /search cash for google I cant wait for a new fringe search engine google days as a good guy are long gone !!!!!!