4/21/2010

China hackers stole key Google program

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Computer hackers stole a program that controlled access to most of Google Inc.’s services when they attacked the Internet company late last year, according to a report published late Monday.

The story in The New York Times provided more details about an intrusion that provoked a politically charged showdown between Google and China’s government over Internet censorship and computer security.

Google discloses demands for censorship, user data

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Google Inc. has set up a new tool to show where it’s facing the most government pressure to censor material and turn over personal information about its users.

The country-by-country breakdown released Tuesday on Google’s Web site marks the first time that the Internet search leader has provided such a detailed look at the censorship and data requests that it gets from regulators, courts and other government agencies. The figures, for the roughly 100 countries in which it operates, cover the final half of last year and will be updated every six months.

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