In a Wednesday statement, Google spokeswoman confirmed that that the company will end the automatic rerouting of users from its China to its Hong Kong website within the next couple of days.
The move, which comes as a concession to the China which had threatened the cancellation of the Google license, will require the Google users in China to click on a link that connects them to the Hong Kong site.
During the combat session in China, Google made a declaration that it has come up with the new approach with Beijing on the censorship issue.
However in the recent days only, the firm had redirected the search inquiries in China to the unfiltered site in Hong Kong to get the censorship issues round off.
With the omnipresence of Google already evident from the fact that it helps users search the Internet, send emails to one another, track the places people to go and countless other things, rumors are now making rounds that Google will soon be integrating all the mentioned information into a social website.
In a June 24 statement, Google’s Android Security Lead Rich Cannings revealed that the Android team made use of the remote application removal feature - a so-called ‘kill switch’ - on two applications to remotely remove them.
The apps had been created by a security expert for research purposes, and were hoodwinking users into downloading them – though they were of hardly any consequence.
In a recent blog post, Google revealed that it has made use of the Remote Application Removal Feature for the first time, to remotely remove two free apps – the RootStrap app and the Twilight app - from the Android OS-powered handsets.
The court ruling in the 2007-filed copyright infringement lawsuit by media giant Viacom against Internet search biggie Google's video-sharing site YouTube recently went in favor of Google, with US District Judge Louis Stanton dismissing the case on the grounds that Google had acted expeditiously after being apprised by Viacom of copyrighted works on YouTube site.
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