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Clash of the Titans: China vs Google

Unless you live in a cave, you probably know that much todo is being made over a recent “hacking” incident – China hacked into some dissidents’ Gmail accounts, and Google responded by threatening to pull out of China.

While a threat is not the same thing as an act (at least, in most countries..), this event does have some very real implications and is worthy of your attention. (For instance, it underscores the inherent fatal flaw of “cloud computing“.) The best article on this topic I found so far is by ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan.

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

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.

Please click here to read the entire item.

[note: For those who are curious, it is my humble opinion that Google absolutely has to learn from this attack; and do what ever it has to do to maintain its current level of user trust.]

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January 15, 2010 - Posted by | Google, Internet, News, tech | , , ,

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  1. @ All CHINESE GOOGLE USERS!!!

    Change your passwords regularly!

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    Comment by Adrian | January 15, 2010 | Reply

    • Adrian,
      That is good advice for everyone, for all their passwords.

      For my How To on good passwords, click here.

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      Comment by techpaul | January 16, 2010 | Reply

  2. could the supposed pull-out of google have more to do with pressure from outside sources to not make it easier for prc to find alleged dissidents?

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    Comment by lady t | January 18, 2010 | Reply

    • lady t,
      I do not know. I am just a computer tech.

      I will say this, to this lil’ ole country boy’s way of thinkin’, Google is a Superpower, and it’s hard for me to imagine anyone seriously “pressuring” them into anything.

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      Comment by techpaul | January 18, 2010 | Reply


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