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According to the Chinese government, the U.S. is committing a campaign of cyberwarfare against it (its claims echo those voiced by top U.S. armed forces officials, who conversely claim China is carrying out a cyberwarfare effort against the U.S.).
People’s Daily, the main newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, on Wednesday unleashed serious accusations against Google. In a front-page piece it claims that Google, the second largest search engine in China, and one of the largest companies in the U.S., is colluding with U.S. espionage efforts.
Originally posted by SaveTheDrama
Should a corporation be able to do as they please, and at the same time put the Obama Admin in a difficult position?
Yes they should. They are a privately owned entity and reserve the right to provide or refuse their services to whoever they wish.
A second prominent Internet company has joined Google in rejecting Chinese surveillance and censorship rules, as Google's move to stop filtering its Chinese search results draws more attention to Internet freedom in Washington.
Saying it hosts many individual Web sites considered politically sensitive by the Chinese government, the Go Daddy Group said Wednesday it would stop hosting new sites with ".cn" domain names, rather than comply with government requirements to provide increasingly detailed information about its Chinese customers.
The world's largest Internet domain name registrar told a congressional panel that its China operations had come under increasingly stringent surveillance rules since December. Chinese authorities demanded in February that Go Daddy, which hosts Web sites tied to Tibet and the Tiananmen Square uprising of 1989, provide color photographs and signed registration forms for all Chinese owners of its 27,000 .cn domain sites, said Go Daddy general counsel Christine Jones.
Incursions that could potentially dislodge Google from world's biggest Internet market may go unsolved.
Google Inc.'s decision earlier this week to dodge China's Internet censorship came roughly three months after the cyberattacks that set off the imbroglio were detected. Yet the attacks have yet to be definitively traced.
The lack of closure in the ongoing investigation into the incursions, which targeted intellectual property at dozens of companies other than Google, highlights the increasingly sophisticated nature of cybercrime.
It's also an indication that the breaches--which have now helped potentially dislodge Google from the world's largest Internet market, while helping roil Sino-American relations--may well go unsolved.