Latest Censorship by Google Stories
We know Google operates internationally, allowing people from all over the world to have access to some form of a wealth of information. But how do these countries and governments feel about their citizens having this kind of access?
Google CEO Larry Page made a rare public statement this week on the company’s website for investors. In a post that appeared to be channeling the late Steve Jobs, Page made an emotional appeal on behalf of the billion-dollar search giant.
Anyone who has ever typed “realtors are” into Google’s search engine knows that the company’s Autocomplete function may have a slight editorial bias.
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Google is trying to smooth over its relationship with China after having a rough couple of years.
The federal government has stepped up its requests to Google for personal information about its users, with the number of such requests rising 29 percent over the past six months.
Google's search engine and other Internet services were back up and running in mainland China on Friday morning after what the company believed was online censorship turned out to be nothing more than a technical hiccup.
Already in the midst of a censorship battle with China, Google now finds itself embroiled in a free speech controversy with Vietnam.
Chinaâ€™s state news agency accused Google Inc of forcing a political agenda by falsely claiming the Chinese government supported hacker attacks and by pushing its culture, ideas, and values on the country.
The Financial Times said on Saturday that Googleâ€™s talks with China over censorship have reached an apparent impasse, and the Internet company is now almost certain it will shut down its Chinese search engine.
- totally perplexed and mixed up.