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Google to quit China?

The latest blog post on Google’s official blog caught my attention. Due to recent cyberattacks, originating from China, resulting in the loss of some of their intellectual property (fancy term for ‘secrets’), they’re considering withdrawing from the country. Some of the points of interest: 20 companies were attacked: Twenty large companies were targeted and may or may not be aware of it. This has the potential to have far-reaching consequences Google.cn may no longer be uncensored: They’ve come under flak for censoring results in China (human rights ethics, etc.) Google may shut down offices in China: Mass exodus? Baidu.com will…

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Conficker Worm Exposes IT Policies (or Laziness or Ignorance) Worldwide

The April Fools’ Worm, or Conficker has been in the news for a few weeks now. This is one of the few times since Y2K that a date was important. People around the world braced for April 1, 2009 – the worm was supposed to wake up and cause havoc of epic proportions. That never happened. Maybe the author(s) were waiting till people’s defenses were lowered. Maybe it woke up early and no one knows what it’s doing (the sheer possibilities send a shiver down my spine). It’s not like this came out of the blue. The author(s) took advantage…

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