Guardian: Backlash as Google shores up great firewall of China
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Google's new restricted Chinese service is a very worrying development. Google's motto is "Don't be evil" - it seems that that has changed. The whole situation has a distinctly Orwellian feel to it. (Four legs good, two legs better, that sort of thing.) What will happen to all the Chinese bloggers and other dissidents? What about the bloggers in Iran who disagree with that government? What about all the privacy issues that arise from Google cookies and retention of search results?