Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Microsoft, Baidu to collaborate - The Boston Globe

Controversial collaboration

Microsoft said in a statement that Bing will use “certain filtering technologies and processes to ensure that we are in compliance with local laws.’’

There is “obviously no legal obligation’’ for Microsoft to stay out of China, said Jillian York, director of International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civilliberties group in San Francisco.

But she called the decision a mistake, adding that if the price of entering China is to censor search results, then Bing should have stayed out of the country.

Microsoft, Baidu to collaborate - The Boston Globe

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