Clinton seriously concerned about attack against Google in China

After learning that Google might pull out of China after an attack on its computer services, Secretary Clinton — who, interestingly enough, will be giving a speech about Internet freedom on Jan. 21 — said: We have been briefed by Google on these allegations, which raise very serious concerns and questions. We look to the ...

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After learning that Google might pull out of China after an attack on its computer services, Secretary Clinton -- who, interestingly enough, will be giving a speech about Internet freedom on Jan. 21 -- said:

We have been briefed by Google on these allegations, which raise very serious concerns and questions. We look to the Chinese government for an explanation. The ability to operate with confidence in cyberspace is critical in a modern society and economy. I will be giving an address next week on the centrality of Internet freedom in the 21st century, and we will have further comment on this matter as the facts become clear."

Just last week, Clinton dined with a small group of leading technology executives, including Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

After learning that Google might pull out of China after an attack on its computer services, Secretary Clinton — who, interestingly enough, will be giving a speech about Internet freedom on Jan. 21 — said:

We have been briefed by Google on these allegations, which raise very serious concerns and questions. We look to the Chinese government for an explanation. The ability to operate with confidence in cyberspace is critical in a modern society and economy. I will be giving an address next week on the centrality of Internet freedom in the 21st century, and we will have further comment on this matter as the facts become clear."

Just last week, Clinton dined with a small group of leading technology executives, including Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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