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Google fights Kazakhstan's attempt to "create borders on the Web"

By Emil
Jun 8, 2011
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  1. With its open infrastructure, the Internet has always allowed anyone with a connection to communicate with anyone else on the network. It's not limited by national boundaries, and it facilitates…

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  2. albertjkruger

    albertjkruger TS Member Posts: 18

    "...though sometimes we wonder if that's a good thing."

    The Google Monster is taking over the World!! Runaway...

    But seriously until Google decide to read all my emails (on gmail) and then blackmail me in an attempt to make me their slave, I'll continue to trust them. Especially given that they (mostly) oppose restrictions which governments try to impose on internet freedom.
     
  3. Muggs

    Muggs TS Rookie Posts: 56

    I agree with you fully. When I 1st read this article on my phone the last line of this really perplexed me. How is Google saying they won't filter content to only allowed state sanctioned (read propaganda) a bad thing. Information is power.
     
  4. "...in an attempt to make me their slave..."

    Heh. You are already their slave - you just don't realise it.

    Proof?

    You can't live without them.
     
  5. It's a bad thing because if the governments aren't deciding what's good for their citizens then Google is. Google is a corporation like any other. The bottom line is MONEY. Google will continue to protect your internet freedoms so long as it is in its economic interests to do so. When they percieve it is no longer in their interest to defend your freedoms they will cease to do so, and by then they will in all likelihood be even more powerful than they are already.
     
  6. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    +1

    Trouble is not many see things in such an 'in-depth way', and just give a knee jerk reaction. :(
     
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,691   +1,879

    All Ye Google Drones & MInions Listen Up.......

    Be very, very afraid, if Google starts assembling a standing army to enforce their policies! :suspiciou

    Although, wouldn't it be great if Google did invade Kazakhstan? We could have a thread that went on for months about it.....:haha:
     
  8. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,682   +86

    Well captain, I am not sure all those 'soft geeks' working in google's cubicles will be able to stand a day on a sunny summer day. Secondly, unfortunately even if they do pass that test, they will then end up on the receiving end and most probably run to nearest 'cloud' as soon as they could, because they don't really know how to wage a war with weapons; although if the weapon is a 'mouse' then may be just may be ..... there is little glimmer of hope.
     
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,691   +1,879

    You'll see ! Soon your Andriod phone will begin blowing "Reviellie" as a ring tone, and you won't be able to change it!

    That's when you'll get the draft notice in the mail......:rolleyes:

    "Doot, doot, dood-a-loo, Doot , doot, dood -a-loo, doot, doot, dood -a loo, dah, DAaaaH, DAAAAH !!!!

    See, it's starting already.

    Besides, why would you think Google would attempt to mount an army out of the myopic, pansy, nerds that work for them? They would hire big, strapping, mercenaries, and fund it all with advertising plastered all over their uniforms...!

    (Remember, the bigger the soldier, the more square footage of ad space he or she can produce).
     
  10. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    They're just pissing away all the goodwill from Borat.
     
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,691   +1,879

    Who, Google or Kazakhstan....? :confused:
     
  12. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    Kazakhstan. You never saw Borat? =D

    As an aside, their women are smoking hot.
     
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,691   +1,879

    Are you sure you're not getting yourself aroused fantasizing about what's inside the Burka....?

    Leaning to the other "aside", If I had to pick a location for smoking hot women, it would be anywhere around the Northern Caucasus Mountains, and North through the Ukraine. Yeah well, all of Asia's pretty good too, but there's a whole lot more picking through the herd necessary. Um, then there's Venezuela! Their chief national export is beauty pageant winners. (At least if you discount the oil).
     
  14. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 658   +174

    hahahahaha honestly tho, I'd rather fight for google than the US vs alqueda. I bet you a google soldier would be better paid and have a nice phone too. (and live google maps)
     
  15. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    Oh no no. A lot of Russians settled down there, so there are a lot of Russian/Kazakh phenotypes. Maybe I'm just very partial to Eurasians, but some of the women I've seen (and met once) were amazing looking. Very exotic eyes and features.
     
  16. "Googalistan!" looks like an interesting product...
     
  17. Borat is that amazingly documented movie that showed us scenes from Kazakhstan in which everyone was speaking Romanian ?

    Hollywood's ignorance is unbearable sometimes.
     
  18. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +112

    Kazakhstan greatest country in the world.
    All other countries are run by little girls.
    Kazakhstan number one exporter of potassium.
    Other countries have inferior potassium.

    Kazakhstan home of Tinshein swimming pool.
    It?s length thirty meter and width six meter.
    Filtration system a marvel to behold.
    It remove 80 percent of human solid waste.

    Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan you very nice place.
    From Plains of Tarashek to Norther fence of Jewtown.
    Kazakhstan friend of all except Uzbekistan.
    They very nosey people with bone in their brain.

    Kazakhstan industry best in the world.
    We incented toffee and trouser belt.
    Kazakhstan?s prostitutes cleanest in the region.
    Except of course Turkmenistan?s

    Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan you very nice place.
    From Plains of Tarashek to Norther fence of Jewtown.
    Come grasp the might penis of our leader.
    From junction with the testes to tip of its face!
     
  19. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    And the "quickest desent of a news article into farce on Techspot award" goes to....

    *Thinks on-topic*....Errrm...oh what the hell, I'll just agree with this guest...

     
  20. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,953   +162

    That's a real country? I always thought it was just a generic joke name used when generalizing about the middle east. (even though I now suspect it to be a former soviet country) Isn't that where borat went?
     
  21. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    The Kazakhs wanted too much money, so they this was just another runaway production. Its really common place. We've had to endure Canadian extras posing as Americans for decades.
     
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,691   +1,879

    And don't even get me started, about David Carradine being Chinese. Then there were the Irish "redskins". And those were the days before spray tans and contact lens.

    They must have brought a tank car full of black hair dye to the set of, "Chronicles of Narnia; Prince Caspian".....Although, I suppose the extras on that killfest, could have been Canadians of Armenian extraction
     
  23. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    At least we can tell the Canadians apart due to their beady black eyes. Thank God Americans possess a sclera.
     
  24. With its open infrastructure, the Internet has always allowed anyone with a Washington DC connections to communicate with anyone else on the network. It's not limited by national boundaries, and it facilitates free expression, commerce, and innovation, until some corporations decide to create borders on the Web on account of protecting their sacrosanct copy rights.

    On many us websites (hula, nbs, cbs, youtube comes to mind) for some reason I can watch commercials but not the video that follows after. I guess commercials are made for borderless internet.

    Kazakhstan needs to come up with some dmca kind a law and then claim everything is restricted for which every country or region they need to block. And lo and behold everything is ok and no one can blame them for censorship or puting up internet borders.

    Anyway Google will be more than helpfull if Kazakhstan's government request taking down all of the content that will be copyrighted by a new Kazakhstan's copyright law. Bla bla bla don't even get me started on other topics like google knows beter what is good for you than your government..which is probably right concerning how much info they got on you and they certainly do not want to share it with any government (US gov. of course excluded - to big to f... with).
     
  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,691   +1,879

    I take it that you don't work for "Wikileaks"....?
     

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