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Not about censorship

Henry Blodget posts this morning about Google & China, and claims they’re getting out because of China’s “censorhip.”

Let’s review the facts again, as Google alleges them to be:

  • Google discovered attacks on it’s servers originating from Taiwan, and traced those back to mainland China
  • They apparently had good reason to believe the attacks were driven by the government
  • The attacks were designed to steal information from personal accounts of Chinese human rights activitists that were stored on Google’s servers (and those of other companies)

Sorry, that’s something more than censorship. And if you don’t draw a line against this kind of behavior, it’s wrong and weak and immoral.

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