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Jan 14, 2010

Google: a goldmine for authoritarian governments

The recent hacking attack on Google in China is proof of what privacy activists have been worrying about for years: that Google has created a "honey pot" of information, bound to attract the interests of authoritarian governments.

Margaret Simons

Journalist, author and director of the Centre for Advanced Journalism

The hack attack on Google in China is a direct threat to the freedom and privacy of us all, with the likely real target Google’s vast data bases of in depth information about our online behaviour.

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  1. John Inglis

    The ‘cloud’ looks more tenuous every day

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