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Google pulled its service from China more than a decade ago — can Australia learn from that? – ABC News

Google pulled its service from China more than a decade ago after censorship and hacking controversies, and now as it threatens to also depart Australia can users…

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Last week, Google proposed something quite extraordinary: pulling its search service from Australia if Canberra passed new legislation targeting internet giants.
Key points:

  • Google pulled its service from mainland China in 2010 after a sophisticated cyber attack reportedly backed by Beijing
  • Expert says after Google’s departure, China’s tech industry has built a comprehensive ecosystem
  • Australians would likely turn to VPNs to access Google if the search service was shut down

Google Australia managing…

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