January 25, 2006

OK, figure this one out

Hey -- remember when Google got all up in arms when the Bush administration wanted access to its "search" databases? Now, however, the company has signed a deal to launch its services in China -- a move that will require the Internet firm to subject itself to self-censorship.

"While removing search results is inconsistent with Google's mission," [Google Senior Policy Counsel Andrew] McLaughlin added, "providing no information (or a heavily degraded user experience that amounts to no information) is more inconsistent with our mission."

Maybe the Bush admin. could argue that Google giving the admin. some access to its databases, while "inconsistent with Google's mission, is better than providing no (or heavily degraded) access."

Posted by Hube at January 25, 2006 03:40 PM | TrackBack

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