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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-07-06 08:40 AM
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NYT/AP: Google Co-founder Brin Says Google Compromised Principles
Brin Says Google Compromised Principles
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: June 6, 2006

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin acknowledged Tuesday the dominant Internet company has compromised its principles by accommodating Chinese censorship demands. He said Google is wrestling to make the deal work before deciding whether to reverse course.

Meeting with reporters near Capitol Hill, Brin said Google had agreed to the censorship demands only after Chinese authorities blocked its service in that country. Google's rivals accommodated the same demands -- which Brin described as ''a set of rules that we weren't comfortable with'' -- without international criticism, he said.

''We felt that perhaps we could compromise our principles but provide ultimately more information for the Chinese and be a more effective service and perhaps make more of a difference,'' Brin said....

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Brin also addressed Internet users' expectations of privacy in an era of increased government surveillance, saying Americans misunderstand the limited safeguards of their personal electronic information....

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Google has battled the U.S. Justice Department in court seeking to limit the amount of information the government can get about users' Internet searches. It also says it has not participated in any programs with the National Security Agency to collect Internet communications without warrants....

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/technology/AP-Google-Ce...
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1. This is a nice turn of events. Let's see what comes of it.
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