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Some Yahoo email accounts hacked in China, Taiwan

Reuters – “Yahoo email accounts of some journalists and activists whose work relates to China were compromised in an attack discovered this week, days after Google announced it would move its Chinese-language search services out of China due to censorship concerns. Several journalists in China and Taiwan found they were unable to access their accounts beginning March 25, among them Kathleen McLaughlin, a freelance journalist in Beijing. Her access was restored on Wednesday, she told Reuters.”

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Chinese divided over Google move

USA Today – “The professor sounds upset, the tour guide says she doesn’t care, and the taxi driver swears it’s a coverup. Google’s decision this week to close its self-censored Internet search service in mainland China was provoking diverse reactions here Thursday.”

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Google Says It’s Still Self-Censoring China Searches

Bloomberg – “Google Inc. said it’s still providing censored search services for some partners in China, after announcing this week it would begin offering unfiltered results in the country. The company needs to fulfill “existing contractual obligations as we believe it’s the responsible thing to do,” Jessica Powell, a Tokyo-based spokeswoman, said in an e-mail today. Google will phase out censored services for partners “over time,” she said.

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Google moves China search service to Hong Kong

Reuters – “Google Inc moved its China Internet search service to Hong Kong in a bid to resolve its dispute with Beijing over censored search results while keeping a foot in the world’s largest Internet market.”

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Chinese media launches new attack on Google

Reuters – “China’s state-run Xinhua news agency launched a new broadside against Google Inc on Monday, saying in an angry commentary that the company had reneged on promises to abide by Chinese law. Speculation is swirling that Google will soon announce a decision to pull out of China, or at least shut down its Chinese search engine.”

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Google Partners Say Its China Stance Is Putting Them at Risk

Bloomberg – “Google Inc.’s partners in China said they have received no information from the company since it announced it may exit the country, putting their businesses at risk.”

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China to Google: Please Exit In An Orderly Fashion

All Things D – “If Google’s (GOOG) talks with the Chinese government end at an impasse and the company shutters Google.cn and ramps down its operations in the country, it best do so properly and according to law. That’s the latest from Beijing, which continues to threaten and posture amid reports that the search giant is on the brink of closing its Chinese search engine.”

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Report: Google near certain to close China site

AP – “A newspaper Web site is reporting Google Inc. is “99.9 percent” sure to close its search engine in China after negotiations over censorship stalled. The Financial Times cited an unnamed source familiar with the company’s thinking when it reported Saturday that Google has drawn up plans to shutter Google.cn. The newspaper did not say when the company would shut the site.”

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China Warns Google

WSJ – “A Chinese minister made the government’s strongest statement yet on Google Inc.’s future in the country, warning that the U.S. Internet company “will have to bear the consequences” if its follows through on its pledge to stop censoring its Chinese search site.”

See also, Google Prepares to Stop Censoring in China

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U.S. human rights report hits China, Iran

Reuters – “China and Iran have stepped up their abuses of human rights, targeting both anti-government activists and the free flow of information over the Internet, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday. In its annual survey of human rights in 194 countries, the State Department also criticized Cuba, Myanmar, North Korea and Russia, which it faulted for killings of activists and journalists.”

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