Last week Google revealed its systems in China had been attacked. Evidence is mounting the attack originated in China, and was possibly directed by the government.

Google announced it would no longer censor search results as required by Beijing, and might pull out of the country altogether. We learned later that the attack hit more than 30 companies.

But none want to talk about it, or seem inclined to confront Beijing.

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A study by the OpenNet Initiative, an Internet freedom group comprised of researchers from Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford and the University of Toronto, finds rising government censorship of online information in most of the 18 countries of the Middle East and North Africa.

Guest: Rob Faris, Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society

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