Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Google Sells out Freedom

Google the company who promise the world with the motto "don't do evil", has forgotten what those words really mean. They made Taiwan a Province of China. in October, and they appear to bend to every whim for the Chinese dictators. Michelle Malkin thinks maybe they should change their name . Google is now ready willing and able to censor and protect the Chinese people from the evils of democracy, freedom, and oh, yeah porn too.
Web search leader Google Inc. said on Tuesday it was introducing a new service for China that seeks to avoid a confrontation with the government by restricting access to services to which users contribute such as e-mail, chat rooms and blogs.

The new Chinese service at will offer a censored version of Google's popular search system that could restrict access to thousands of terms and Web sites.

Hot topics might include issues like independence for Taiwan or Tibet or outlawed spiritual group Falun Gong.

In seeking to compete more aggressively in the world's second biggest Internet market -- where Google has lost ground to a more popular home-grown search company Baidu Inc. -- the company is facing the toughest challenge yet to its corporate mantra of "Don't do evil."

In a compromise that trades off Google's desire to provide universal access to information in order to exist within local laws, Google will not offer its Gmail e-mail service, Web log publishing services or chat rooms -- tools of self-expression that could be used for political or social protest.

Instead, it said it would initially offer four of its core services -- Web site and image search, Google News and local search -- while working toward introducing additional services over time.

Although they agree to cooperate with the Chicoms, they are giving the U.S goverment a good fight, as Publius Pundit has noticed.


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