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Google: 'Net censorship amounts to undeclared trade war


Another good argument for Tor? Haven't heard that one before :-)

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Yes, it's censorship—but is it also a "trade barrier" under World Trade
Organization rules? Google thinks so, and it wants government,
especially the US and the Europeans, to act.

Google today put out a lengthy white paper called “Enabling trade in the
era of information technologies: breaking down barriers to the free flow
of information,” which argues that such Internet disruptions are
“tantamount to a customs official stopping all goods for a particular
company at the border.”

Such blockages in the tubes aren't happening only in a few isolated
outposts, either; Google claims that "more than 40 governments now
engage in broad-scale restriction of online information."
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