Katz has included Google in the lawsuit this time because he filed a DMCA request over the picture of him sticking his tongue out and they refused to bow to his demand for censorship. It’s not Google’s job to remove content from their search index...
These requests aren’t always from the usual suspects either; Western democracies not typically associated with censorship are participating in the requested removal of political content, says Google’s Senior Policy Analyst, Dorothy Chou.
Unfortunately, most social media sites and other popular sites exclude Baidu’s spiders due to the Chinese internet censorship. Although sites outside of China are included in Baidu’s index, this isn’t always assured.
While there are plenty of legitimate worries to bring up here, I want to remind you that you're probably not as unilaterally opposed to censorship as you think; you're probably just opposed to certain types of censorship.
As most people already know, Google moved its search engine off of the mainland last year, primarily because it couldn’t agree to the Chinese government’s policy of censorship. With an index built around the Chinese language, those English searches...
What's worrying is why they should go to Google, rather than the people who are putting up this content - some of which is legally bound," Padraig Reidy, news editor at Index on Censorship, told the Guardian.
A Look at Google CensorshipPhilipp Lenssen of Google Blogoscoped has compiled the answers to several questions on Google's censorship activities. Why Google won't index USAToday's New Long Tail, Click Influence
Books Week given its support of censorship in China. Gary Price reported that Google registered a few new interesting domain names
including bench-index.com, benchindex.com, index-bench.com and indexbench.com.
Human Rights Group & UK House of Commons Demand Google, Yahoo, & Microsoft To Stop Censorship - Human Rights Watch told Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to be upfront with their users about the censorship and stand up to the political pressure China...
for Censorship in China, Slashdot If you are worried about this for your
site, then check the Google index for you site. Engine Watch Blog, along with other items we've spotted but not blogged
Finally, the entire human intervention thing with PageRank scores brings back
the issue of Google long saying there's no human intervention in keyword
ranking, such as they
used to say
Chinese Authorities Temporarily Shut Down Two Large Chinese Portals PaidContent reports that two of the largest Chinese portals have been temporarily shut down by the Chinese authorities for not passing a "an on-the-spot censorship test.
Google's Chinese Censorship "Absolutely The Right Move," Says CEO Schmidt Yahoo Updates Search Index =================== In This Issue =================== My Decade Of Writing About Search Engines + New Shopping SES London May Partner Or Acquire...
Today, of course, Google cooperates to
do the Chinese government's censorship. Less than a week after Google said it would
fight the US government to defend its users, news came that it would cave into
the Chinese government's demands for...
As for "you can make money without doing evil,"
you know that's not so when you yourselves created an
evil scale to
decide just how bad bowing to Chinese censorship would be for you. An economy
where everyone and their brother and sister shoves...
That seems absurd given the worldwide coverage of Google bending to the Chinese government's censorship demands last month. The fracas also raises questions on whether Google will find that it can no longer even disclose that censorship is...
Yahoo Asks for Help in Chinese Censorship Battle The fracas also raises questions on whether Google will find that it can no longer even disclose that censorship is happening, something that is the company's best defense against critics that say it...
Statements To US Congressional Hearing On Chinese Internet Censorship Yahoo Asks for Help in Chinese Censorship Battle Google Officially Confirms Traffic-Power Ban From Index Today's search podcast covers Ask divorcing Jeeves; Google's secret beta...
Search Engine Forums Spotlight - Links to the week's topics from search engine forums across the web: Nevada Federal Court Rules that Google 'Cache' Not Copyright Violation - Yahoo Reaffirms Commitment to Search - Google Agrees To Chinese...