Chinese authorities have renewed Google’s license to operate in the country, ending a sometimes acrimonious negotiation that saw Google threatening to pull out of the Chinese market if the government didn’t back down on its zeal to censor, well, just about everything (including gambling sites). Ominously, neither side is being very forthcoming about how their differences were smoothed over, leading to the suspicion that Google essentially caved to Chinese demands. It seems that in the knife-fight between principles and profits, profits are packing the bigger blade. Read more.
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