Google, China, Hillary Clinton and the filtered Internet

By now you will have read many articles derived from the statements made by David Drummond, SVP, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer at Google about China.

The primary issue that Google was bringing up was a simple and not politically hot one. Companies need to know that the government of countries they are trying to do business in will have laws and enforce them against those who attack the physical or virtual infrastructure of these businesses.

Many of the comments and articles about this incident suggested Google was trying to protect online free speech. I do not buy that argument in this case.

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Accusation of Chinese government's participation in cyber attac

Some interesting articles also linked via: Accusation of Chinese government's participation in cyber attack "groundless": ministry

Possibly more unusual for me than seeming to agree with China, I also have to agree with what Bill Gates said of the matter.

Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) consultant.

More US Censorship

For more US censorship, see:
Clarifying’s denial of site access for certain persons in accordance with US law

I know it is redundant to point out all the ways in which the US censors the Internet for its own political purposes, but I get the impression from the western media reporting of the Google incident that they are oblivious to the real world.

Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) consultant.