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Archive for January, 2006

What It Looks Like When Google Helps Censors

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Go here to see what it looks like, when Google aids censorship. My earlier comments are here and here.

Google, Gates Respond to China Censorship Flap

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

Yesterday I blogged saying Shame on Google for giving in and included Rebecca MacKinnon’s reaction showing how institutionalizing censorship is dangerous for everyone.
Here is Google’s response to the flap.
And Bill Gates defending Google by saying, the Internet:
“is contributing to Chinese political engagement” as “access to the outside world is preventing more censorship”. [...]

Shame on Google, Hooray for Bloggers

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Although I am a proud knee-jerk, bleeding-heart liberal, I do read Glenn Reynolds before diving into the lefties, where I feel most at home. Anyhow, Reynolds pointed me to this blogger, who caught Google with its censorship trousers down.
Plus here is what Rebecca MacKinnon, talking about the Google censorship in China said in part [...] Columnist Called Pundit for Hire

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Another columnist has been taking money from interests about which he writes. This time it is science columnist Steven Milloy. According to a New Republic Online article entitled PUNDIT FOR HIRE:
Fox News has certainly known since last spring that money from ExxonMobil was going to Milloy’s home-based charities.
The article adds:
And it’s [...]

Why I Stopped Using Yahoo!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Last week I hit the uninstall button on my Yahoo instant message account and on my email account. It was my teeny weeny little protest over Yahoo deciding to cooperate with the government in its war against porn. I already was miffed that Yahoo helped turn in a Chinese dissident.
Plus in the back of [...]