Google’s approach in China!!!

As many of us would be aware, Google has openly announced that they will take an active stance against internet censoring by China… I find this move by Google to be very interesting and feel it would have a huge effect in the near future on the freedom of speech in China..

This move makes it clear that Google is making a bid for power…. It’s as if Google is trying to test out the government, to see how it will react to this kind of attack…. Opinions seem to be divided on the net…Some expect this move by Google to pay off while others expect it to have no effect and fully expect it to fail… The Chinese government of course denies that the internet is ‘not free’ in China to begin with, so not much unexpected happening there… A more interesting aspect is this: apparently the Chinese government actually hacked Gmail accounts using (besides social engineering and other methods) a bug in IE…. Microsoft is quite nice to announce this in public, but this only serves to put Google in the spotlight… I wonder if the people at Google found out about the leak in IE, and I wonder if this made Microsoft choose to announce their leak publicly…..  In the meantime, Gmail’s security has been upped to use SSL by default…… Note the cause and effect here…… I think using SSL by default is a great move, but remember that this kind of situation could be used for evil intent as well…… The next time Google decides to ‘increase security’ people may be less happy…..

‘Hide nothing’ is basically Google’s motto, and it’s certainly served them well so far… And somehow everything that Google chooses to ‘not hide’ turns out to be great PR…. I feel that Google has got their priorities right, and they’re doing stuff that feels ‘good’…. The fact that this good-doing only continues to benefit Google is a compliment to their image and their leadership…. Of all the companies I know Google is the only one I have a real positive feeling about…. An April fools joke a while back showed Google’s plan to go to Mars…. Joke it may be, but if they wanted to, I’m sure they could…

After this China thing I really feel that Google is potentially the most powerful company in the world right now… Not in terms of finances or resources perhaps, but in terms of influence…. They know how to make a big deal out of things that will turn out in their favor…