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<nettime> Google CN Petering Out
John Young on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 14:08:53 +0100 (CET)


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In contrast to the early thousands of hits per day coming from Google
CN when the ban was first lifted, now the hits have dwindled to 2 or 3
per day on our one site.

Google.cn lists 61 files for "Tiananmen Square massacre" compared to
Google.com's 325,000.

Not sure if this means Google.cn is listing only the targeted files
since the ban was lifted or if there is some other type filtering is
being done.

:xAny news on what Google is actually doing about its threat to stop
censoring Google.cn? Has Google conclusively determined that that the
attacks came from China.

Not much since the initial spin which got an amazing amount of
credulity. Follow-up questions about proof of the origin of the
attacks remain unanswered, rather answered with equivocation.

But lots of offical use of the alleged attacks to gear up for
cyberwarfare hootenany. Cybersecurity mavens are ecstatic -- this is
not to accuse these scoundrels of orchestrating the attacks, China
will do that, but a few experienced skeptics say best not to believe
anything about cybersecurity that is classified.

Even the USG is propounding that skepticism, says the NY Times today,
but defense mavens assure there are adequate protections, in the
manner of Janet Napolitano.

Smells fishy.

Was Google bamboozled by DoD or one of its classified contractors
or "false flaggers" My, false flaggers, haven't heard that hoary exculpation
since the murder operations in Latin and Central America.






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