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Google May Close China Site, Offices After `Highly Sophisticated’ Attack

“Google Inc. defied the Chinese government by saying it will end self-censorship of its search engine and may quit the world’s largest Internet market after attacks on e-mail accounts of human-rights activists.

A series of ‘highly sophisticated’ attacks on Google and at least 20 other companies last month, as well as limits on free speech, led to the decision, Google said in a statement on its Web log. Images of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown were among previously censored results visible on Google.cn today. “

(Source: Google May Exit China After Ending Self-Censorship (Update4) – Bloomberg.com.)

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