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Google: The Cause Of and Solution To All Life’s Problems

Rebecca MacKinnon doesn’t want the world to be run by even a benevolent corporation

Rebecca MacKinnon has a great post of wild-eyed common sense about Google, China, and the Net as a new global player.

Summary: She’s glad to have Google on the side of an OPEN Internet, but she doesn’t want the world to be run by even a benevolent corporation. And, yes, she does note some of the ways Google has not been benevolent or OPEN.

Meanwhile, Ethan Zuckerman is speculating about why Google took its China stance when it did. The fourth possibility he lists is highly speculative and more than a little bit hopeful. But very cool.

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