Google Moves Files from China

Search giant Google is storing the search records for its recently launched Chinese site outside the country in an effort to keep the Chinese government from demanding the files.

“We didn’t want to be in the position of having to hand over these kinds of records to the government,” said Peter Norvig, Google’s director of research, at a panel discussion at Santa Clara University in California on Monday, according to IDG News Service.

The company debuted the Chinese search engine in January, but received heavy criticism for agreeing to censor search results. Google also left out features such as Chinese versions of its Blogger blog service and Gmail email system RED HERRING | Google Moves Files from China

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