China to Google: No porn, or else

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  1. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

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    China to Google: No porn, or else

    Google has acknowledged that the Chinese government asked it to disable a search feature with the goal of censoring pornography, but it still won't say whether the government ordered tighter censorship around the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

    The New York Times reported Friday that Chinese government officials ordered Google to remove the search feature--known as Google Suggest--that displays related search terms based on the original query typed into the search bar or face unspecified punishment. Apparently some queries brought up related results with suggestive implications, leading to criticism from China's state-run media and government officials prior to Friday's move.
    Google has long faced a difficult dilemma in China, reconciling the Chinese government's insistence that Internet companies censor their products with the company's desire to improve the world's access to information; not to mention the demands of shareholders for profits.

    But despite acknowledging direct government intervention over pornography, Google is still unwilling to say whether or not the Chinese government ordered a temporary muzzle on its search engine around June 4, the 20th anniversary of the Chinese government's violent crackdown on student protesters in Tiananmen Square.

    For several days, Google.cn blocked all results for searches on Tiananmen Square, including ones that were entirely unrelated to the events of that day in 1989. Those results, such as travel-related sites, were restored last week.
    In this case, however, Google was quite willing to state that it met with Chinese government officials to "discuss problems with the Google.cn service and its serving of pornographic images and content based on foreign language searches," a Google representative said in a statement.

    The company is also putting some serious effort into making sure it complies with China's antipornography drive. "We are undertaking a thorough review of our service and taking all necessary steps to fix any problems with our results. This has been a substantial engineering effort, and we believe we have addressed the large majority of the problem results," Google said.

    Just in case those efforts don't work, China still plans to require PC companies to install desktop monitoring software later this year, according to a separate report in The New York Times debunking claims earlier in the week that China was reconsidering the requirement in the wake of security problems with its Green Dam software.
     
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  3. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

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    Perhaps, CCP thinks that their citizens are not adults enough :D.
     
  4. JattDaDanda

    JattDaDanda Guest

    China doesn't believe in God. Why are they affraid of porn. seem like they are mad that they don't get enough possitive media coverage. so they started with this ban on porn to woo google. hahahaha.....hey china i know youtube is banned but youporn is not yet banned in china, also its free all day-everyday.
     
  5. I-G

    I-G Tihar Jail Banned

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    Chinese do believe in GOD but the establishment not .
     
  6. johnee

    johnee Elite Member Elite Member

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    If it was only about porn, then I would have no prob with it. Infact, I would support it. But there are legitimate concerns that China controls and restricts the net use for political reasons and not just moral/ethical reasons.

    PS: IG, Chinese may believe in GOD, but China(ruled by PRC) doesnt believe in GOD. That was what Jatt said. Similarly, americans may or may not believe in GOD, but state of US believes in GOD.
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  7. F-14

    F-14 Global Defence Moderator Senior Member

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    the PRC is getting weirder by the day waht next on $**X with girls shh.... give me a brake
     
  8. kuku

    kuku Respected Member

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    Ya right, another no porn rule....

    I think it should be established as a rule that no matter how much the governments crack down, boys will find a way to get some.

    Not like it was legal when i was in 8th standard, buy we found a way.
     
  9. king98121

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    honestly the more the try to supress the internet the more and more people will try to break it

    and why ban porn doesnt china have a huge population and if porn is banned the men (comeon mostly guys watch porn) will have too few ways to satisfy his urges?lol other than safe sex butttt safe sex is soo annoyinhg thats what i have heard or unsafe but it.....

    and yes access to internet definately gives you much more freedom
     
  10. Rebelkid

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    NO PORN ??? The brutal treatment of the Chinese govt. must end ... poor chinese...no porn ;(
     
  11. amoy

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    I hate this !:angry_10: it deprives of our freedom to enjoy porn
     
  12. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    no wonder badguy2000 is always in bad mood!
     
  13. Agantrope

    Agantrope Senior Member Senior Member

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    Poor fellows,

    I Family 1 Child
    Now no Porn:angry_1:

    How much does a chinese spend on condoms as well as how many days, wont he get bored to do that? If porn he try in different positions and styles extra? :emot15:

    May be this is ploy to strengthen the 1 Family 1 Child :emot180:
     
  14. amoy

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    Get rid of condom. That reduces pleasure! :emot100:
     
  15. neo29

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    With such a huge population and no porn, you can see rise in sexual activities among the population.
     
  16. tarunraju

    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    Does Baidu block such content too?
     

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