Today in her speech on Internet freedom, Secretary Clinton declared:
I hope that refusal to support politically motivated censorship will become a trademark characteristic of American technology companies. … It should be part of our national brand."
She had some tough talk, saying:
Countries or individuals that engage in cyberattacks should face consequences and international condemnation."
She also said:
In an interconnected world, an attack on one nation's networks can be an attack on all."
Clinton took a tough stance, as she ought to have. So many of us rely so much on the Internet, and cyberattackers thousands of miles away can wreak so much havoc with just a few clicks.
Meanwhile, the Chinese government isn't too happy
Referencing Google's donations to Obama's campaigns, an editorial in the Chinese government-controlled Global Times yesterday labeled the U.S. administration as "Government Google" and stated:
The world's top search engine, once hailed by many Chinese as a flagship of global innovation, is now on the brink of being made a political football played by the White House, and has aroused strong, hostile reactions from some Chinese users."
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