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Street View heading back to your neighborhood

When Google announced early this year that it had been the victim of a cyber attack that resulted in compromised Gmail accounts and stolen IP, the search giant threatened to leave the Chinese market.

Google later backed up that threat a bit by redirecting Chinese searchers to the less censored Hong Kong page automatically. Late in June Google stopped automatically redirecting Chinese searchers to the Hong Kong version of Google in what was seen as a clear concession to the Chinese government in an attempt by Google to ensure that its license to operate in China was renewed.

Reuters reports that Google has now confirmed that China did renew its license to operate within the country. A Google spokesperson stated, "China has renewed our license. We are very pleased that the government has renewed our ICP license and we look forward to continuing to provide web search and local products to our users in China."

Google also announced that it was firing its Street View fleet back up. The fleet was sidelined while Google fixed the issue that allowed the Street View fleet to capture payload data from unsecured wireless networks. The capture of the payload data by the Google vehicles has already resulted in lawsuits.

Google still maintains that it captured the payload data unknowingly and that the data was never used in any Google products. There are investigations underway in several countries into the capture of the payload data. Google claims that the data recording capabilities of the Street View fleet were used to capture SSIDs and MAC addresses only.

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Here we go again...
By masamasa on 7/9/2010 11:15:00 AM , Rating: 4
The kids in the sandbox are once again sharing their toys. I wonder when the next fight breaks out.

Google is such a Puzzy (SS)
By chick0n on 7/9/2010 1:28:38 PM , Rating: 1
Back in Jan I told my friends that in the End, Google just gonna pussy out and go back to China.

Cuz my point is that it's just funny that a company doing business in another country, making money out of it and they're talking shit about that country's rules?

I dont care what your point is, if u hate that country's government that much and hate their rules, Why do business there?

Since u decided to stay and do business you have to obey the local laws.

China don't need Google, Google needs China. At least shareholders think so.

Talk smack and this is what u get, PUSSY.

RE: Google is such a Puzzy (SS)
By Shatbot on 7/10/2010 1:24:49 AM , Rating: 1
Give it fifteen/twenty years, there will be democracy in China. A richer middle class will begin to demand more rights, and little "attacks" such as by Google on the way have more of a background effect.

You think threatening your ability to do business with 20% of the PLANET makes Google a Pussy? You must have balls as big as Tiger Woods.

It's a Different World Over There
By wau on 7/19/2010 11:27:38 AM , Rating: 2
Understanding the Chinese culture is critical to doing business over there.

It looks like Google missed the boat.

They didn't finish Street View?
By quiksilvr on 7/9/2010 10:40:44 AM , Rating: 1
The Google guys LIED TO ME:

"You can bet that Sony built a long-term business plan about being successful in Japan and that business plan is crumbling." -- Peter Moore, 24 hours before his Microsoft resignation

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