Category Archives: Countries – China

Google and China

Rob Hanlon and Stephen Frost, CSR Asia, on 31 Mar 2010, criticised Google’s HR motives to withdraw from Mainland China. The core of their arguments is nothing new: Google was not making any profit, to stay would have been counterproductive … Continue reading

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Google, China, HK

“Google Approach In China: Redirect To Hong Kong“, TechDirt, 22 March 2010with the original post from Google also from 22 March 2010.What I was intringued by in Google’s statement was the following sentence: “We believe this new approach of providing … Continue reading

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Copyrights: our level of acceptance in surveillance and prosecution techniques

Self-explanatory and completely in line to my point of view about the level and type of surveillance we accept online being disproportionate to what we would tolerate offline; it is like the spirit of the Enlightenment being swallowed by the … Continue reading

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Google, China and Co: where do we draw the line between the acceptable and the not-so-acceptable?

A long silence, partly because I was busy scrolling down the shelves at Cambridge (UK) library for books before my fellowship at CRASSH ended. I still have a few books to read, but today I am trying to go through … Continue reading

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Piracy

“Lord Lucas Keeps Wanting To Chip Away At Digital Economy Bill: Exempt Search Engines” (TechDirt, 28 January 2010).“Insult To Injury: Mandelson Wants Those Wrongly Kicked Off The Internet To Pay To Appeal” (TechDirt, 28 January 2010) seriously, first time I … Continue reading

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Surveillance

Apparently, “Obama Quietly Issues Ruling Saying It’s Legal For The FBI To Break The Law On Accessing Phone Records” (TechDirt, 22 January 2010) and I find this even more astonishing: the harm exists, it is to each individual. “Judge Dismisses … Continue reading

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Censorship: Google/China and others

Obviously, the headlines for the past 10 days are aboug Google’s declaration and movement of withdrawal from China, but as pointed out, well, if Google withdraws from China, why not other countries like India, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Russia…? “Google Considers … Continue reading

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Privacy, piracy, copyrights and censorship

The theme of the week seems to turn around protecting privacy. “Hacking Surpassing Human Error For Data Breaches?” (TechDirt, 19 January 2010). For the author, the answer is actually positive: hacking is a major threat, more that insiders leaking data. … Continue reading

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Surveillance

“New Zealand Decides To Spy On An Awful Lot Of Your Online Activity” (TechDirt, 5 January 2010) “How China’s Attempts To Censor The Internet Are Failing ” (TechDirt, 4 January 2010) “Russian ISP Blocking Political Opposition Websites” (TechDirt, 18 December … Continue reading

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China and censorship

Quite a funny one and not about political censorship, but about a Governmental Chinese report on copyrights whose access has been blocked… by the software GOogle used to avoid malwares.That’s Rich: China Accuses Google Of Censorship (TechDirt, 28 October 2009)

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