Assessing Google's showdown with China: Does it make sense?

by Larry Dignan

On the surface, Google's threat to shut down its China operations after a cyberattack on its infrastructure looks like sheer business lunacy. How can the search giant give up on the world's biggest growth market? It's easier than you'd think.


I support google, like always, and I hate Picasa always being blocked by CHN government. But I only have one big question: WHAT IF Osama bin Laden USES GMAIL TO SEND BOMBING MSGS TO EVERY TERRORIST IN THE WORLD? IN SOME ISLAMIC WORLDS, HIS BEHAVIOR SYMBOLIZES "HUMAN RIGHTS". DOES CIA AUTHORIZE GOOGLE TO CRACK THESE ACCOUNTS?


Taking a stand? Funny, when the money was coming in

Google was more then willing (happy) to turn a blind eye to human rights issues in China. But now that it's Google's "rights" (IP) that have been violated, they're suddenly "concerned" about human rights issues in China? They're taking a stand allright: a stand for Google's profits.

Posted by: John Zern   Posted on: 01/12/10  (Edited: 01/12/2010 @ 08:40)


Situation in India

In India, google gives off any personal information to police if asked and Maharashtra Police used to nab people from across India who make critical orkut communities. It is clear that only if its money/business is violated google gets the pain. Not human rights.

Posted by: danishvet   Posted on: 01/12/10

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  1. 我个人以为,Google退出对于我们是一种选择可能性的损失,但是在如今实际上的战国时代,竞争其实是不折手段的。Google未必有那么理想主义。我很讨厌一些美国公司的做法。昨天晚上我跟我妈妈说起这个事情,她老人家朴实的想法就是它要走就走好了。。。什么地方都可以挣钱的。Google绝没有他自称的那样伟大。就像印度人说的,它一样把所有信息报告警察。况且,它实际上还将许多中国的信息报告美国政府。但我也希望,我们至少可以在网络上保持心灵的自由。

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