What Google DID do in China, however, was agree to censor their search results to be in line with official government policy. So people searching for info on, say, any topic that the government doesn't want the people knowning about do not show up in Google results if you search from within China. While not as bad as giving up dissidents, they're definitely in bed with Big Brother. FWIW. -George http://www.myspace.com/georgeludwigmusic ----- Original Message ---- From: Rick Walker <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: LOOPERS DELIGHT (posting) <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com> Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2009 4:13:03 AM Subject: WAY FUCKING OT: apology about getting my facts wrong. Mech wrote: "Aw, darn it Rick. I hate to be an anorak -- well, at least in this particular case -- because I somewhat dislike the Google guys too. They really can be arrogant pr*cks. However, in the interest of accuracy in reporting: that was Yahoo! (not Google) that gave up the dissident journalist's IP addresses."