Thursday, March 13, 2014

Google vs. China

Google has installed a new scheme of encryption into its search engine. It makes the censoring activities of Chinese government difficult.

The Washington Post: Google is encrypting search globally. That’s bad for the NSA and China’s censors.

According to Washington Post, the words inputted in the search box is encrypted before sending the server of Google. Therefore, the investigator cannot know which words are issued on the PC. Not only China but also NSA in the US is affected.

Google says it is a technology for privacy protection. But I think that it is naive to accept the statement of Google as it says. Rather, Google analyzes all the data in G-mail for optimization of advertisement. Its purpose is to gather the data as much as possible. The population of China reaches 1 billion and the 60% of them use the internet. If they use Google search without the anxiety of being censored by the government, Google will gain much potential market.

Of course, some activists in China are welcoming  the policy of Google. The risk to let a certain company know your personal information is not so high; maybe you will see more ad-mail. Instead, Google will protect you from the powerful government.

We cannot live without the internet. And the internet is going to reveal anything in the world. Utopia declared by Mark Zackerburg is coming.

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