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China says: Google ‘totally Wrong’ to Stop Censoring

Update from PC World

Google was “totally wrong” to stop censoring results on its China-based search engine, Chinese state media cited a government official as saying.

The Chinese government requires Web sites to censor content deemed to be sensitive, such as information about the 1989 democracy protests in Tiananmen Square. Such content is not censored in Hong Kong, a former British colony that now governs itself but is part of China. Censorship in China includes; articles on the site that discuss politically sensitive issues, including China’s takeover of Tibet, the massacre of student democracy demonstrators at Tiananmen Square in 1989, the issue of Taiwan independence and repression of the Falun Gong religious movement.

Which has lead to ==>

Google Has Minor China Outage After Censorship Snub 

Google search experienced a brief and spotty outage in China after the company snubbed China on censorship. 

The complete story can be found here:

Try this little test:
baidu (China’s search engine) vs google.com.hk (google in Hong Kong)

Censorship is apparent

While searching on “video of Tiananmen Square in 1989” gave these results from the two search engines in China:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=http://www.baidu.com/&ei=vlKqS4WDIMP-8Aa67PC8BQ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBIQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3DBaidu%26hl%3Den

(Not even any results, just  
“Search results may not comply with the relevant laws, regulations and policies, not shown.”)

vs

http://www.google.com.hk/search?hl=en&q=video+of+Tiananmen+Square+in+1989&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

(tons’ of video footage of that dreadful day!)

We hope you will find this story interesting and informative. PCWorld, an IDG publication, has been providing independent, unbiased, reviews, news, and information about technology since 1983.

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March 24, 2010 Posted by | How To?, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

Choice. Value. Innovation. – Home

Choice. Value. Innovation. – Microsoft/Yahoo Partnership Home

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July 30, 2009 Posted by | General | , , , | Leave a comment

Microsoft and Yahoo: ‘We’ve got a deal’

“What’s New” Update By Judi Hasson

 

Microsoft and Yahoo announced a deal on Wednesday that allows the pair to team up on search and advertising sales, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The marriage of these titans makes it clear that they are going after Google in a big way. They now have a chance to impact the competition.

The plan needs the blessing of the government’s regulatory agencies. Once that’s done, here’s what you will see, according to WSJ:

  • Microsoft will take over the technical side of Yahoo’s search offering using Bing and AdCenter technology to become the exclusive provider of search on Yahoo for 10 years.
  • Yahoo will take over the global advertising sales operations for the joint search venture.

The two companies have put up a website to explain the deal. Check it out at ChoiceValueInnovation.com.

For more on the Microsoft-Yahoo deal:
– check out this WSJ.com article

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Read more about: Yahoo, Technology deal, Regulatory Agencies, Microsoft

July 30, 2009 Posted by | Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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