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Google May Pull Out of China and End Censorship After Email Attack

Email Leak May Lead to Google Shutdown in China

Google has had its fair share of problems with China recently, but after today, it may be pulling out of China's search market all together. In a statement released on its blog earlier today, Google has started making moves to shut down its China offices after a targeted email attack on Gmail users and human-rights activists.

The attack, which took place in December, affected "at least 20" other businesses in the US and China, as well as Gmail users who are known advocates of Chinese human-rights organizations. Google has been censoring its search results at the request of the Chinese government since 2006, but the attack seems to be a final straw as they prepare to close up shop. Since the attack, Google has made upgrades to its servers and added extra security measures, but states that it was likely a phishing scam or spyware that gave the attackers access to the accounts. As if you needed another reason to make sure your passwords were rock solid — and to be aware of suspicious links — the consequences could include your privacy.

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