The search giant will reportedly end censorship of search results in the country following hacking attacks.
San Francisco (WiredPRNews.com) – Google will reportedly stop censoring search results on the site in China following hacking attacks. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the search giant announced the plans Tuesday after it discovered human-rights activists had been tricked into revealing personal information regarding their email accounts to hackers.
As noted by the AP, Google previously stated it would obey China’s laws regarding blocking some items from searches that relate to socially and politically sensitive matters in the country. However, the company announced the change after the email breach.
David Drummond, a top attorney for Google, is quoted in the report as stating in a recent blog posting, “The decision to review our business operations in China has been incredibly hard, and we know that it will have potentially far-reaching consequences.”
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