Thursday, January 14, 2010

If it comes down to Google vs. China, my money's on Google.

If you happen to listen to the news, you know that China & Google are about to duke it out.

 Google accounts were hacked by perhaps politically-motivated attacks on Chinese human rights activists accounts.

And Google was not the only victim...according to the Official Google Blog "at least twenty other large companies from a wide range of businesses--including the Internet, finance, technology, media and chemical sectors--have been similarly targeted."

Now, Google has been operating in China since 2006, albeit under restrictions and censorship that it agreed to.
But, now, it looks like the gloves are coming off.

Google's had enough, and I agree with them.

I don't approve of censorship.
China kind of freaks me out.

It seems awfully archaic.
Kind of like a perverted great-uncle who wears socks with his sandals.
and makes bad jokes.
And no one wants to sit next to but everyone has to  be nice to because he has a lot of money...

You get the idea.

I've got your back, Google.

BUT, wait a second, I had a thought...
what if Google's been censoring us all along and we've never realized it?!


Ok, if I disappear tomorrow after this posts,
then go after Google.
And China.
And Osama Bin Ladin.


Jennifer Warthan said...

I, for one, would like a dance-off to solve this issue.

Susie said...

It is scary how things like that work in different parts of the world:-)

The Revolutionary said...

I'm disappointed that it took Google THIS LONG to pull out of China, but at least they're finally doing it. Now I just wish that other U.S. companies who allow themselves to be censored in China would do the same.

Anonymous said...

Revolutionary, I'm with you. I was disappointed that Google accepted China's censorship to begin with, but am pleased that now they appear to be ready to take 'em on. Now if we could just get Americans to take their own civil liberties this seriously!

Indy said...

Can you believe China? Go get em Google.