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Google is pondering a cloudy move to China and a hookup with local operators Tencent and Inspur, according to reports. China, long coveted by the Western technology industry for its massive, tech-hungry markets, is a ripe target for the usual big firms on two fronts: as a market to sell into and as a contract producer of goods …

  1. steviebuk Silver badge

    So essentially...

    ...all data stored in Chinese data centres WILL be monitored and harvested and sounds like Google doesn't give a shit.

    I know it went out the window years ago but even more so now there "Don't be evil" is truly dead.

    1. ninjaturtle

      Re: So essentially...

      What makes you think the data currently isn't monitored and harvested..? :)

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: So essentially...

      Nothing like a vampire economy.

      Lure them in, suck out the intellectual properties, find the next victim.

    3. TReko

      Re: So essentially...

      It's important to remember that Google Drive and Docs data is not encrypted at rest, only on the wire via TLS/SSL. You'll need a tool like Syncdocs to encrypt it at rest, although not sure if encryption is legal in China.

  2. RyokuMas Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Times change...

    " Evidently the lure of lucre is proving too strong for whatever passed for Google's morals eight years ago."

    Thank goodness that's no longer a problem...

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

      Re: Times change...

      Where are those Google murals? Impressive, they must be.

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