[LINK] Google Ends Censorship In China

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu Jan 14 11:11:42 AEDT 2010

stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
> Google Ends Censorship In China...

I was just interviewed about this by ABC Sunshine Coast Radio. While the 
Google announcement does not so in plain language, Google is clearly 
accusing the Chinese government of attacking its systems. Google has 
about one third of Chinese search revenue and this is a significant 
market to give up. What might be also significant is the effect on China 
of the loss of access to Google, if the Chinese government decides to 
block the site. It will be an interesting economic experiment to see how 
quickly other companies move in to fill the vacuum and if the lack of 
Google impedes the Chinese economy.

ps: I had top declare my interest in the radio interview, as I have 
Google AdSense advertising on my web pages and earn money from them.

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Tom Worthington FACS HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Lecturer, The Australian National University t: 02 61255694
Computer Science http://cs.anu.edu.au/people.php?StaffID=140274

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