China and cyberwarfare

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    Dec 05, 2010 12:08 AM GMT
    Fascinating allegation from the wikileaks expose, that a "leading politician became hostile to Google after he searched his own name and found articles criticising him personally" and consequently ordered the attacks:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/dec/04/wikileaks-cables-google-china-hacking

    I for one am delighted that I live in the US :-)
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    Dec 05, 2010 1:16 AM GMT
    TigerTim saidFascinating allegation from the wikileaks expose, that a "leading politician became hostile to Google after he searched his own name and found articles criticising him personally" and consequently ordered the attacks:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/dec/04/wikileaks-cables-google-china-hacking

    I for one am delighted that I live in the US :-)

    Interesting article. Thanks for posting the link. Also, thanks for the comment on the US. The country is far from perfect, and we have made more than our share of mistakes, but still not a bad place overall.
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    Dec 05, 2010 1:29 AM GMT
    I would take a cyberattack anyday, as opposed to, say, a fatwa on your head if you write a novel on the Prophet.

    Just goes to show that the quirks of certain key people can still influence the world in a major fashion, for better or for worse. (The major result, in this case, would be Google pulling out of China)
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    Dec 05, 2010 5:33 AM GMT
    The story goes, some politician who will not be named heard from some other guy that a third guy wanted google out.

    It's second hand gossip.