Google’s had enough with restrictions placed on the search company by the Chinese government and attacks on its customers and infrastructure. Google announced it would no longer censor Google.cn search results, which have until now been sanitized per the government’s request. Google may close up shop completely and shutter its offices in China.
China is also notorious for cyber attacks. According to Google, this is not the first time Google and its customers have been attacked. However, this time Google thinks the highly-sophisticated cyber attack on Google.cn was inspired by the Chinese Government.
Google wrote in detail about the issue on its official blog.
â€˜We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, 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. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China.’
Google says web attack has very limited affect and only minor information were stolen from their site like user id, creation date, subject lines, sent message dates.
Visit Google’s official blog page for more details.