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China’s Great Firewall Being Turned Against Facebook, Google, and Twitter

When most people think of the Great Firewall of China, they think of government censors black holing the comments of political dissidents or conversations related to the long list of topics the governing Communist Party finds disruptive to political harmony. But in testimony before Congress, the head of a U.S.-based technology industry group said that the censorship is also taking an economic toll on Western Internet firms, as China steers Chinese consumers away from Western Web based services including Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and Foursquare and toward domestic competitors.


Apple may be trying to change the spin on its controversial location tracking, err…harvesting feature. The company issued a FAQ this week and pulled CEO Steve Jobs off of medical leave to argue the company’s case and quell concerns about the little known feature that include calls for an explanation from Capitol Hill lawmakers. 

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