June 12, 2006

Google vs China?

Yes, the big cheeses at Google are finally rethinking their ways:
Rumblings from Sergey Brin, Google's co-founder, reveal the company's discomfort at having to run a censored version of their search engine in China. Brin was even quoted: 'Perhaps, now, the principled approach makes more sense.'
If Google does eventually decide that 'the principled approach makes more sense', it will send out a strong message to the other IT giants presently colluding with the Chinese authorities.

And it could, perhaps, signal a sea-change: if Google and others were to start working together to develop and implement appropriate human rights policies, internet companies could become a force for positive change when operating in China rather than collaborators in repression.

Here in the U.S. we're mad as hell when the Bush Crime Family shits on our Civil Liberties and our privacy, but in China that sort of thing is an everyday thing. No matter where we live on this planet we all ultimately want more liberty and more freedom. China's repressive ways will hopefully stop if we continue to expose 'em!


At 6/12/2006 1:30 PM, Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

This is great news. I remember the protests in Tibet when Google went public with their censored version. I read if you typed in "China Human Rights Violations" there would be nothing. Censoring like that is condoning their policies, whether Google wants to admit it or not. If they do the right thing, Hong Kong and Tibet will be very happy.

At 6/13/2006 11:10 AM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

But we used to have more liberty and freedom. We just want what we had back.

At 6/15/2006 10:52 AM, Blogger chico-towner said...

I'm glad the big cheeses at google are rethinking their ways!


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