Or... a government funded oversight committee could be created to review these laws and pass recommendation back to the law makers. Then eventually the committee would get tied up in their own review processes and all laws would become null and void due to "underfunding" and "lack of resources".
what is Google really getting out of this?
Public and official political backing from the U.S.
This will put more pressure on China for threat of other multi-nationals pulling part or all of their business out of the communist state.
At the moment the U.S. can't denounce the attacks officially because they don't have any connection other than a U.S. based business was supposedly attacked by Chinese operatives. By bringing in a U.S. government organization in to the mix, Google can put more pressure on the Chinese government for answers and immunity from future attacks.
Saying all that, I'm sure that this communication band between the NSA and Google means nothing in the grand scheme of it all. China will continue to operate as it has in the past, regardless if Google pulls out of China or not, and I don't think it's going to affect any of the other multi-nationals operating in China. Money vs a bit of bad publicity from attacks or security breaches over a few years, most will take the money and deal with the circumstances when they arise. So I don't see anyone else following Google's footsteps if they do pull out.
Maybe they are going to replace it with an "Terminate Process" key? Wouldn't that be nice.
First off, I do NOT have a Facebook account in any shape or fashion. I have avoided it like the plague since the beginning. Every one else I know is on it, but not me.
I'll try to explain this the best I can and try not to sound confused, but I am confused, so I can't promise anything.
It started today when I got an friend request from my uncle in my email. My uncle does not live in the same state as me, never has and knows none of my friends. As most know when you get one of these emails, there are suggestions of people you might know. I do understand how they make connections using their massive database and data mining algorithms, but the list they sent me was so exact and the fact that the people listed have no clue of one another has really gotten my stomach twisted.
I have everything from ex pot dealers to ex wives listed on it... none of them personally knowing each other.
I understand that my sister and wife may know some of my friends, but they have never met or even know of the others. There is no way anyone on that list or even that I know in the real world could have a connection to a pot dealer I used in college (20 years ago).
There are also business associates listed that don't even live in this country and have never met anyone else I know.
How did they make this connection? (Again, I have NO account or NO fake facebook friends)
Thanks for any input you can provide.
I don't get why China insists on filtering search results at the search engine level. Would it not be easier to enforce ISP level DPI filtering and block the pages accordingly?
Technically it's easier to get Google to do the censorship work, but in the end, Google and just up and leave if they want, whereas employing DPI @ ISP level means it doesn't matter what search engine the end-user uses, it's still going to be filtered, and you can always threaten a local Chinese ISP with much more than you can threaten an international spotlight company like Google.
I'm not saying they should do this, but I don't see why they are chasing this one, other than to make a political statement to the world.
the whole liquefying the brains while their alive, and watching it; is fun for the whole family.
Grab the popcorn, a mug of hot chocolate, whatever you fancy, crack up the sound system.
Death by Mummification (feat. Living Patient) - The Documentary. PG rated. 3D glasses required.
*not suitable for children under the age of 8. May involve mild scenes of blood splatter, organ removal and dying patients.
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... that what began as simple settlers in a foreign country is now so large that it is capable of potentially altering the course of international diplomacy.
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We already have the technology to destroy something using a high powered laser beam. Why use a laser to guide a missile when you can just shoot it down with a laser, all still from within space? Seems a little obsolete to me.
BMW ActiveE is the next stop in the direction of emission-free vehicles part of the Project i program and it will serve as a base for the MVC, Mega City Vehicle that will be launched by BMW before 2015.
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