On 2/16/06, Colm Buckley <colm at tuatha.org> wrote:
> I assume that many of you have seen it by now, but there's a fairly
> comprehensive statement on Google's position on China at http://
>> Let the cynics begin...
I wish I could just walk away from this, but I can't.
The Google testimony is a steaming pile of shit. Using a survey
carried out by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to justify
Google's actions is completely ludicrous. Do you really believe that a
Chinese Gov't agency was going to come out and say that Chinese should
be given unrestructed access? Or show that most chinese people don't
think their available internet isn't increasing freedom?
I also note that the official position is that the 'search restricted'
warning constitutes transparency. Maybe my definition of transparency
is off, but unless Google specifies the entire list of 'blockages'
their actions in China are actually 'opaque'.
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