In recent decision on China, Google gets it right

By now, the news of Google publicly chastising China via their official blog has made its way around the Internet.  Google, citing attacks on themselves and at least 20 other large corporations, has decided to ‘rethink’ their business strategy in China, starting with removing filters from their search engine results:

These attacks and the surveillance they have uncovered–combined with the attempts over the past year to further limit free speech on the web–have led us to conclude that we should review the feasibility of our business operations in China. We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all.

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Do Less Evil

So Google have decided to take on China, eh?

Larry and Sergey have apparently decided to take the Party handbook on good PR and government relations, tear pages off and use them as toilet paper.

A few days ago, the Chinese government allegedly hacked into the Gmail accounts of local human rights activists in an attempt to access some rather sensitive information. Doing a U-turn on their previous cooperative policies, Google turned off their search censorship bots and posted what was basically a “F*ck You, China!” post on their official blog.

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Duke/Fuqua Honor Code: No joke.

In between a marathon session of studying this weekend, I’ve been working to setup my laptop to be compatible with all of the Fuqua websites, email, etc. After getting my Outlook email setup, I saw that I had a handful of emails, most notably one from Dean Blair Sheppard titled ‘Result of Honor Code Appeal’. #[email protected]&^!, I haven’t even gotten to school yet, and I’ve already had an honor code violation?

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