Google was victim of a cyber attack from the Chinese Government recently. Hackers were able to gain access to certain Gmail accounts by using an undocumented Internet Explorer exploit. These attacks were mainly against human rights advocates, and involved several internet companies, including Microsoft and Yahoo.
Google decided that it made sense to revolt by threatening to remove censored content from their google.cn website -- something the Chinese Government says is mandatory for anyone operating a website in China. Google is prepared to remove itself from the country.
Steve Ballmer doesn't have an issue with it though -- he can't think of any good reason Google should boycott the Chinese Goverment in this fashion.
"I don't understand how that helps anything. I don't understand how that helps us and I don't understand how that helps China," "There are attacks every day. I don't think there was anything unusual," -- Reuters
What do you think? Is this something Microsoft should take seriously like Google has? Let's hear it in the Talk Back!