Stuart Loory, Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies, Missouri School of Journalism: For the past month, cyberwarfare has been an issue between Google, the huge American company that runs the most popular search engine in the world, and the government of China. Google claims hackers from China broke into Google servers and monitored the Google e-mail accounts of several Chinese citizens. Google has threatened to close its offices in China and shut down its Chinese-language search operation to avoid censorship. Chinese officials said the country is not doing anything wrong and that organizations operating in China must obey Chinese law. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized China’s attempts to control the Internet. China replied that it is the greatest victim of cyberwarfare. Is China behind these attacks?
GLOBAL JOURNALIST: Conversations about cyberwarfare grow after Google's claims against China
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