Google Tips Off Users in China

Full story: Wall Street Journal

Google has begun notifying users in China when they use search terms that can trigger China's Internet blocks, in its boldest challenge in two years to Beijing's efforts to restrict online content, Scott Austin reports on digits.

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CommonSense

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Jun 3, 2012
 
If using the search terms is grounds for a block (illegal) then they should have a right to know so they can avoid accidental noncompliance.

You can't avoid censorship if you're not even allowed to know what's censored.
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Google sucks.

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Google search results can have a subtle but harmful effect on people's opinions. If you Google image search "Filipina girls" and compare it to "American girls" you'll know what I mean. The Filipina girls search result is dominated by pictures of nude young girls whereas the American girls search result is not. Why is this the case when the U.S. is the world's leading producer of porn?

Whether Google is deliberately trying to tarnish the reputation of Filipinas or the results are just the product of some complicated algorithm that only a few Google employees understand, the need for censorship exist because the search result itself can be subversive. I don't think any country really feels comfortable with a foreign company having this kind of power.
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CommonSense wrote:
If using the search terms is grounds for a block (illegal) then they should have a right to know so they can avoid accidental noncompliance.
You can't avoid censorship if you're not even allowed to know what's censored.
It is probably not illegal to 'access' a blocked site it is only that they contain material that are considered subversive or harmful to minors. To have a law that made 'access' illegal would be virtually impossible to enforce so a bad law and a block is a more civilised solution.

The other day a list of words was published that will get you added to a watch list in the USA if you use them on the internet. Based on some of the words used I can imagine that everybody in the USA must be under surveillance.
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Google search results can have a subtle but harmful effect on people's opinions. If you Google image search "Filipina girls" and compare it to "American girls" you'll know what I mean. The Filipina girls search result is dominated by pictures of nude young girls whereas the American girls search result is not. Why is this the case when the U.S. is the world's leading producer of porn?
Thats becouse American parents don't let their children star in porno films.

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Thats becouse American parents don't let their children star in porno films.
Yes because American children don't need permission from their parents and speaking of porno films...ask Traci Lords she started early at 14 and later even became a producer of porno films.

Have you been sleeping all these years?
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Commie freedom at it's best, enjoy not being able to access the 'outside' world. How does it feel ?

Add in some choice words' should, maybe, probably', talk about another country and end it with a jab at other said country, standard 'wumao' reply.

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boondock saint wrote:
Commie freedom at it's best, enjoy not being able to access the 'outside' world. How does it feel ?
Add in some choice words' should, maybe, probably', talk about another country and end it with a jab at other said country, standard 'wumao' reply.
How many times do I need to debunk this bullshit! Just for the experiment I even tried "Zoo XXX' and got forth thousand something sites! Just ask yourself where "Google" got its' seed money from. Not there is an eyeopener about freedom!! Except for FLG and some (but not all) "Free Tibet" sites I can get 99% of what I search for. The crap about the blocked internet is only ever told to us by people OUTSIDE China. Where again, aren't all the China experts all outside China?

Free southern Tibet!!
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uncle fargo wrote:
<quoted text>How many times do I need to debunk this bullshit! Just for the experiment I even tried "Zoo XXX' and got forth thousand something sites! Just ask yourself where "Google" got its' seed money from. Not there is an eyeopener about freedom!! Except for FLG and some (but not all) "Free Tibet" sites I can get 99% of what I search for. The crap about the blocked internet is only ever told to us by people OUTSIDE China. Where again, aren't all the China experts all outside China?
Free southern Tibet!!
You haven't 'debunked' any thing, China does and will continue to censor and you can post all the fake number's(99%, your math right ?) you want. Nice 'wumao' reply.

Free southern China !!
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Yes because American children don't need permission from their parents and speaking of porno films...ask Traci Lords she started early at 14 and later even became a producer of porno films.
Have you been sleeping all these years?
Google's the biggest Porn distributor going. No wonder they're banned.

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boondock saint wrote:
<quoted text>You haven't 'debunked' any thing, China does and will continue to censor and you can post all the fake number's(99%, your math right ?) you want. Nice 'wumao' reply.
Free southern China !!
Things have changed since you were here last.
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Jun 4, 2012
 
As everyone knows, this has nothing to do with porn (which is freely available on every streetcorner in China for a dollar) but everything to do with politics.

The essential question is: should the Chinese people be kept ignorant by their own government and not even be allowed to see how ignorant the dictatorship must keep them?

That's how it is in China.

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Nice to see that Google isn't being totally subservient to the PRC dictatorship these days. Some warning of surveillance by the Communist security forces is no doubt much appreciated by Chinese attemtping to communicate freely.

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uncle fargo wrote:
<quoted text>How many times do I need to debunk this bullshit! Just for the experiment I even tried "Zoo XXX' and got forth thousand something sites! Just ask yourself where "Google" got its' seed money from. Not there is an eyeopener about freedom!! Except for FLG and some (but not all) "Free Tibet" sites I can get 99% of what I search for. The crap about the blocked internet is only ever told to us by people OUTSIDE China. Where again, aren't all the China experts all outside China?
Free southern Tibet!!
Those claims would be more impressive if you weren't a known PRC troll and propagandist.

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Ali N Dahaw wrote:
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Yes because American children don't need permission from their parents and speaking of porno films...ask Traci Lords she started early at 14 and later even became a producer of porno films.
Have you been sleeping all these years?
She started early...ran away from home to LA and started making porns. ALL of her pre-age-of-consent films are now illegal, and considered child porn under U.S. law.

It's an absurd lie that American children "don't need permission from their parents to make porn films." There's no such thing as "parental permission" for the commission of a seriously illegal act.

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tha Professor wrote:
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Those claims would be more impressive if you weren't a known PRC troll and propagandist.
Keep is simple. The simple answer is always the correct one! The would be real problems with your credibility if you was wrong!(You are peeking through some one else 's windows!
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uncle fargo wrote:
<quoted text>Things have changed since you were here last.
I know,I got you to tell all the good thing's about it.(but I still haven't bought my ticket.)

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uncle fargo wrote:
<quoted text>Keep is simple. The simple answer is always the correct one! The would be real problems with your credibility if you was wrong!(You are peeking through some one else 's windows!
Learn wisdom, Grasshopper. Confucius say winged bird fly south, but cockroach scuttle under refrigerator.
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we have to adopt baidu for searching engineering classes.
CommonSense

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Jun 7, 2012
 
2 Cents wrote:
Google search results can have a subtle but harmful effect on people's opinions. If you Google image search "Filipina girls" and compare it to "American girls" you'll know what I mean. The Filipina girls search result is dominated by pictures of nude young girls whereas the American girls search result is not. Why is this the case when the U.S. is the world's leading producer of porn?
Whether Google is deliberately trying to tarnish the reputation of Filipinas or the results are just the product of some complicated algorithm that only a few Google employees understand, the need for censorship exist because the search result itself can be subversive. I don't think any country really feels comfortable with a foreign company having this kind of power.
Then why are they blocking access to the name of their own president? Shouldn't he want more people to vote for him?

And why aren't there ever female communist dictators?

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