Internet Wants to Be Free
Eric Schmidt left Russia off his world censorship tour for a reason. Until now, the government has kept Internet freedom largely in tact. But it’s about to get a lot stricter as Russia has begun to selectively block content online that is potentially harmful to children, reports the New York Times.
China’s Communist Party fired a warning shot at Google today over last week’s hacking controversy. In the overseas edition of the People’s Daily, the party’s leading newspaper, the Chinese Foreign Ministry rejected Google’s accusation that attempts to steal hundreds of Google email account passwords—from U.S. government officials and Chinese human rights activists and journalists—came from inside China. The front-page commentary warned Google that blaming China was a risky political maneuver.