Friday, January 15, 2010

Why Google is pronounced GOOgle...

Because it managed to actually grow a pair (whilst Yahoo remains exactly that... a YAHoo).

Sergei Brin, what a giant pair of cojones man! RESPECT!!

And please stay firm on your principle. Progressive Chinese the world over within and outside of the Great Firewall are right behind you on this.

(And as much as the CCP wanted to de-emphasize and deny its sponsorship of cyber-hacking of human rights activists' Gmail accounts, choosing only to mention through its state organ the fact that Google no longer wants to acquiesce with its censorship policy, thus trying to cover its blatant crime of infringement of user privacy (a crime according to their own laws) while harping on about how internet businesses have to operate according to its "law" on censorship, i.e. trying to have their cake and eat it, too. Sorry CCP, but we are on to your usual dirty tricks and spin tactics.)

Related reading:

Google prompts soul-searching in China - by Xiao Qiang [the Guardian]

(I know this post is coming a little late, but didn't have time to blog yesterday and indeed for much of today - by that I mean the 14th - even though it's now the wee hours of the 15th by the time I actually wrote this).

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