Do No Harm
Google famously has the motto “do no harm.” Well, China is really challenging Google. The best course of action to take in the politically repressive state remains unclear. Google.cn has been operating in China by censoring certain sites that the government demands. Google’s logic is that it is better to have some access to the internet through google than none at all.
Google linked its decision to sophisticated cyberattacks on its computer systems that it suspected originated in China and that were aimed, at least in part, at the Gmail user accounts of Chinese human rights activists.