Google to Quit China?
In a move backed by Hillary Clinton, Google have announced they are considering ending operations in China after hackers from within the country targeted the e-mail adresses of human rights activists.
” The Internet giant says it has found a â€œsophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from Chinaâ€ and is no longer willing to censor its Chinese siteâ€™s results, as the government requires.
The company adds the decision may mean it has to shut the site, set up in 2006.
Googleâ€™s senior vice-president of corporate development and chief legal officer, David Drummond, says: â€œA primary goal of the attackers was accessing the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists.â€
He adds: â€œWe have taken the unusual step of sharing information about these attacks with a broad audience not just because of the security and human rights implications of what we have unearthed, but also because this information goes to the heart of a much bigger global debate about freedom of speech.â€