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China: Microsoft in collusion

When Chinese president Hu Jintao stops over for dinner at Bill Gates’ house and Microsoft centers research in Beijing, bloggers start to wonder:

“Bill Gates, Jerry Yang, Eric Schmidt and the other executives should be challenging repressive regimes,” says Jeff Chester from Digital Destiny, “by refusing to operate in countries where search is censored and information about dissenters has to be turned over to authorities. But these companies see the digital future and it’s about targeted ads—along with new forms of commercial and political surveillance.”

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  • […] meaning in this spectacle of a visit to America. Last time he went to the USA, his first stop was as a guest at Bill Gates' home, and this time I just don't see what us regular folk can expect to get from it; instead, what I […]

  • […] meaning in this spectacle of a visit to America. Last time he went to the USA, his first stop was as a guest at Bill Gates' home, and this time I just don't see what us regular folk can expect to get from it; instead, what […]

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