China: Google will face consequences over uncensored search results

By Matthew ยท 58 replies
Mar 12, 2010
  1. A top Chinese Internet regulator has warned Google that it will face "consequences" if it follows through with plans to stop censoring search results in the country. After discovering a series of a China-based cyber attacks, Google pledged to end censorship in the country, and even threatened to shut down

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  2. elroacho72

    elroacho72 TS Rookie Posts: 116

    Google seems to be poking a sleeping giant. What does face consequences mean? I am afraid for the people at Google. China has the power to do what? too Google. I don't get that.
  3. jasonk1229

    jasonk1229 TS Rookie Posts: 58

    its on like donkey kong
  4. Wolfanoz

    Wolfanoz TS Rookie

    First shutting down Google, then the takeover of Taiwan. I think they're looking for reasons to be aggressive. They know the United States is weak at the moment and that they carry a lot of our debt.
  5. Rat Barzane

    Rat Barzane TS Rookie

    Are threats more threatening when they're not explained?
  6. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Booster Posts: 143

    In Communist China, there are no explanations.
  7. jotaprimero

    jotaprimero TS Rookie

    I wonder why Google is putting up with these restrictions and censorship by the Chinese. In a way, they are abetting China's determination to restrict democracy.
  8. pipopaz

    pipopaz TS Rookie Posts: 70

    It's hard to mix Companies with Political matters, so it sounds tough when both sides won't yield.
  9. Riun355

    Riun355 TS Rookie

    I think it's great to finally have a company that stands for things, rather than only profit. hopefully, people will get the message and stop obsessing so much over their damned money.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,982   +2,527

    Tell me about it. GM was forced to sell Hummer to China...! I don't really care for the idea that we would have to buy our "engines of war" from our enemies.
  11. I wouldn't be too worry with what is going on with China vs Google. Take a look at what the people in your own governments are doing to strip away your own freedoms online and offline.
  12. RockandRepublic

    RockandRepublic TS Rookie Posts: 27

    China is a gigantore market so I wonder why Google hasn't bent over backwards. Maybe because it's Google? For all I care they could tell china what's what and be done with it but I reckon things are that uncomplicated. Sheesh!
  13. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TS Guru Posts: 271

    I sure wish I lived somewhere I didn't have any freedom...

    Google should give those commies the finger and move on to the rest of the free world.

    Then again that would hurt the innocent people in the country. Also how does china talk about respect when they condone cyber terrorism?
  14. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    Last year I went to China. Before Team Google showed up, it was a happy place. They had flowery meadows and rainbow skies, and rivers made of chocolate, where the children danced and laughed and played with gumdrop smiles.
  15. rskapadia2294

    rskapadia2294 TS Rookie Posts: 102

    lol! i think google should leave china and concentrate on rest of the world! i dont know why the chinese government is banning it! people have become more matured nowadays!
  16. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    Whats the big deal... won't be soon until the U.S. requires censored search results.
  17. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    LOL, Oops! sorry this is a serious matter.

    I think we must let the chinese (people) decide of what they want, oh no i forgot, can they !!?

    Google is a big company that has my respect, but sometimes i think it's better to stay off mined fields & check out later when all is clear.

  18. megrawab

    megrawab TS Rookie Posts: 93

    Yeah I don't wonder what the consequences are. Would it be penalty? Maybe since Google cannot be banned. It has helped a lot of people (in many different ways) for the past years so I think lots of people will support Google. What I know is that Google searches can be customize as whether to include adult searches or not that's why it must have been the responsibility of the person who searches in the internet. But I'm not judging already so I would look for more updates soon.
  19. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Lol, do you really think that is Google's motive? Last time I checked, they are still a listed company and they have an obligation to put profits first. My guess would be that their revenues from China are pretty weak and they're trying to keep up a good image, instead of people criticising them on their privacy and personal data issues.
  20. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +902

    I find this interesting. let's see what happens =)
  21. bigclick

    bigclick TS Rookie Posts: 49

    China. Selling us cheap goods which show up everywhere from WalMart to eBay is building a new economy which benefits a few people making up their new wealthy society on the back of cheap labor.

    We are guilty of allowing this to happen. We have exported manufacturing to them and became a "service" economy. Most everyone has a lawn care business here now...they once had a real job that paid the increasing cost of living.

    If I were to guess the consequences China threatens Google with, I'd be looking at China backed hacking meant to severely cripple the internet service. But why stop there? Once they do this, what's to stop them from really hurting our communications. We'll be back to 19th century technology.

    There is still a cold war on people.
  22. Kovach

    Kovach TS Rookie Posts: 44

    Lol, google is a big brother, monitor everyting and everywhere.
  23. The reality is China has the dreaded clutch of death on America's balls.
  24. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    To first point, I dont remember where I read that study, but it was either in newsweek or portfolio (i'm unsure because its a while since then); anyway, according to that research article about 600 billion dollars are being siphoned away from middle class/poor americans to filthy rich in america; so your argument doesn't make any sense at all.

    And to Guest's comment, it is bloody true, but problem is americans are digging a pretty big deep S*** hole for themselves, I do not see american economy staying as top dog for long, mostly because life from its real economy is being stiffled out by the socalled 'financial economy' which is nothing but pile of worthless papers, which we all learned the hard way in last couple of years, yet we refuse to learn the lessons. Another dimension to this can be, most empires have their time at top while at peak of their financial and military power, i guess for americans the first of these is behind them now.
  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,982   +2,527

    Look up "private equity investment"

    America is on its way out for this reason; Americans believe that all you have to do is buy s*** and collect public entitlements to even have an economy. We don't make anything, we don't dig anything up, and we don't grow enough to balance a staggering trade deficit.

    I hear a lot of BS as to how we've moved to a "post industrial society", or a "service based economy. Follow my little tale about how money is earned and changes hands in one sector of that illusory "service based economy". Medical care is a service, and nurses are service providers, so then; nurse "A" wipes patient "B's" bum, who has received his medical insurance from public entitlement, he then gets out of the hospital and spends his welfare check on drugs, at which point the money is funneled back into the system with the purchase of subwoofers and rims, many of which were made in China, so from there it's bye, bye imaginary paper. And then the government has to pay (rather owe) China money for someone that they gave the money to in the first place.

    Money, no longer on any exchange for precious metal standard, is therefore only of it's value as "currency". But, in order for it to retain any value whatsoever, it therefore must be the "avatar" of commodity. Since no commodity other than drugs was even on the radar in this scenario, and drug exchanges can only be described as "money laundering", the money has no value, it's just paper.

    If this were only limited to the small scenario I've described, we wouldn't even have a problem. It starts with our government printing vast quantities of "money" as an "economic stimulus", then giving it to people as if it's real in the first place. At least as much as private equity, politicians, and lobbyists aren't able to funnel off.

    The "upside" of this is that the money had no real value in the first place. Since "deficit" is an imaginary "IUO" from the government to itself, who after all just printed it.

    I always thought that you couldn't owe for something that didn't exist in the first place.
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