Bill Xia immigrated to the U.S. from China during the late 1990s. Over time he saw how the Chinese government kept a tighter and tighter control over Chinese web users inside China. And because of that frustration, he and few others started Dynamic Internet Technology as a way to help Chinese users get around the Chinese's firewall.We must pay attention to this little well known company that began back in 2001 made up of Chinese immigrants who sole specialty is to provide Chinese web users ways to subvert China's firewall. Including Google.
Bloggers and supporters from around the world outside of China should look to this new company, Dynamic Internet Technology, as the answer to overcome China's severe restriction on free exchange of information, truth and facts. Google's latest faux pas, seemingly so, may have actually helped this situation. Rather than to heap disparagements on Google’s latest endeavor, even though they are a bit of a hypocrite on what they've done lately, we are probably facing the best opportunity to help ensure on our ability to forcibly export free exchange of information and ideas into China.
Hiawatha Bray in todays Boston Globe here;
Google Inc.'s decision this week to censor its Internet search service in China has infuriated many American Google users, some of whom are calling for boycotts of the company's industry-leading search service and urging investors to sell their Google stock.
damn right. The good news Google's stock is down 10%. More on that here
[...] blog postings about businesses, has detected ''a huge peak in activity" related to Google, according to Howard Kaushansky, Umbria chief executive. Kaushansky said a sudden burst of online comments could mean trouble for the world's leading Internet search service.
Many bloggers have expressed dismay over Google's censorship policy. Pamela Geller Oshry, former publisher of the New York Observer newspaper and operator of the conservative blog AtlasShrugs, said she will no longer search for information through Google. She's dropped Google's advertising from her blog, even though it helped to pay her online expenses. Oshry has also posted a message urging investors to sell their Google shares.
"operator" heh............I am the CHIEF COOK AND BOTTLEWASHER, CFO, CEO, janitor, writer, editor, Director of R&D, Art Director, Research assistant, fact checker, Publisher, Marketing Director,in other words, I am the only one here.
''You have to withdraw your sanction," said Oshry. ''The evil of the world is made possible by the sanction that you give it."
If only that was the premise we built everything upon.
The censorship imposed by Google can produce startling results. A Chinese user looking for photographs of Tiananmen Square sees images of attractive buildings and smiling tourists, while American Google users get photos of Chinese tanks used to disperse prodemocracy protestors in 1989.
Google's senior policy counsel, Andrew McLaughlin, defended Google's decision, saying the company was trying to balance its commitments ''to satisfy the interests of users, expand access to information, and respond to local conditions."
You've got blood on your hands Andrew.
''While removing search results is inconsistent with Google's mission," McLaughlin said in an e-mailed statement sent to the Associated Press on Wednesday, ''providing no information (or a heavily degraded user experience that amounts to no information) is more inconsistent with our mission."
First do no evil Andrew.
Not all bloggers are calling for action against Google. Michael Stickings, a self-described liberal who contributes to the group blog The Reaction, said he thinks that even a censored Chinese version of Google is better than no Chinese Google at all. ''We do need to take a tougher line on China, including in the area of trade and investment, and I'm not terribly happy with Google's move," Stickings said. ''I just think that it may -- repeat: may-- end up benefiting the Chinese people."
Typical left moral equivocation. The left loves ideas, hates people.
Evil twin google logo from a Typical Joe, here
1/28/2006, 9:16 pm
|An open letter to Google from the
Google has an extraordinary amount of information about its users. It logs all the searches made on it and stores this information indefinitely. Because every computer has a unique IP (internet protocol) address, every visit to every website can be traced back to the computer making it — a fact which is well known in geek circles but remarkably under-publicised outside them. (Shi Tao, the Chinese journalist, was given 10 years in jail last April for “leaking state secrets” after Yahoo! in Hong Kong handed over information linking his IP address and his e-mail to the Chinese authorities.) Users of Google’s Gmail service, who are already having their e-mails scanned to place targeted ads, have given the company their identity, a full record of all their searches and copies of all their e-mails, stored indefinitely. Users of Google’s Toolbar are inadvertently giving the company a list of not just all their searches but also of every single website they visit. And, as the lawsuit makes clear, all this information is potentially vulnerable to subpoena. Hat tip Lois
UPDATE: January 30th:
The big three have almost nothing on Google's depraved position on human rights Tom over at Bizzy Blog searched pretty hard. Check out;
He did a lot of searches within Kos, MyDD, and Atrios and found one item--a Kos entry today about how what OUR government is doing is worse. Ha!
He linked the searches at his post so that anyone can do them.