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2010年1月13日 没有评论


A new approach to China

1/12/2010 03:00:00 PM

Like many other well-known organizations, we face cyber attacks of varying degrees on a regular basis. In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google. However, it soon became clear that what at first appeared to be solely a security incident–albeit a significant one–was something quite different.

First, this attack was not just on Google. As part of our investigation we have discovered that at least twenty other large companies from a wide range of businesses–including the Internet, finance, technology, media and chemical sectors–have been similarly targeted. We are currently in the process of notifying those companies, and we are also working with the relevant U.S. authorities.

Second, we have evidence to suggest that a primary goal of the attackers was accessing the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists. Based on our investigation to date we believe their attack did not achieve that objective. Only two Gmail accounts appear to have been accessed, and that activity was limited to account information (such as the date the account was created) and subject line, rather than the content of emails themselves.

Third, as part of this investigation but independent of the attack on Google, we have discovered that the accounts of dozens of U.S.-, China- and Europe-based Gmail users who are advocates of human rights in China appear to have been routinely accessed by third parties. These accounts have not been accessed through any security breach at Google, but most likely via phishing scams or malware placed on the users’ computers.

We have already used information gained from this attack to make infrastructure and architectural improvements that enhance security for Google and for our users. In terms of individual users, we would advise people to deploy reputable anti-virus and anti-spyware programs on their computers, to install patches for their operating systems and to update their web browsers. Always be cautious when clicking on links appearing in instant messages and emails, or when asked to share personal information like passwords online. You can read more here about our cyber-security recommendations. People wanting to learn more about these kinds of attacks can read this U.S. government report (PDF), Nart Villeneuve’s blog and this presentation on the GhostNet spying incident.

We have taken the unusual step of sharing information about these attacks with a broad audience not just because of the security and human rights implications of what we have unearthed, but also because this information goes to the heart of a much bigger global debate about freedom of speech. In the last two decades, China’s economic reform programs and its citizens’ entrepreneurial flair have lifted hundreds of millions of Chinese people out of poverty. Indeed, this great nation is at the heart of much economic progress and development in the world today.

We launched Google.cn in January 2006 in the belief that the benefits of increased access to information for people in China and a more open Internet outweighed our discomfort in agreeing to censor some results. At the time we made clear that “we will carefully monitor conditions in China, including new laws and other restrictions on our services. If we determine that we are unable to achieve the objectives outlined we will not hesitate to reconsider our approach to China.”

These attacks and the surveillance they have uncovered–combined with the attempts over the past year to further limit free speech on the web–have led us to conclude that we should review the feasibility of our business operations in China. We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China.

The decision to review our business operations in China has been incredibly hard, and we know that it will have potentially far-reaching consequences. We want to make clear that this move was driven by our executives in the United States, without the knowledge or involvement of our employees in China who have worked incredibly hard to make Google.cn the success it is today. We are committed to working responsibly to resolve the very difficult issues raised.






第二,我们有证据表明攻击者的主要目标是入侵中国人权活动者的Gmail邮箱账户。根据我们掌握的调查数据,我们确信他们的攻击还未能达此目的。只 有两个Gmail账户有被侵入过的迹象,而入侵者的活动范围也仅限于账户信息(如账户创建时的数据)和邮件主题,而不是邮件内容。


我们已经利用从这次攻击中所获取的资料,改善基础设施及架构,提高谷歌及我们用户的安全。从个人用户来说,我们我们建议他们在自己的电脑上安装信誉 好的反病毒和反间谍软件程序,给他们的操作系统安装补丁,并更新所使用的网络浏览器。在点击即时信息和电子邮件的链接时,或要求在线提供个人密码等个人资 料时,要保持警惕。在这里,你能够阅读到更多我们所提出的关于电子安全方面的建议。如果希望获得更多关于这种类型攻击情况,请阅读美国政府的这份报告 (PDF)。

我们已采取了非同寻常的措施来分享这些攻击信息,这不仅仅是因为我们已发现的信息涉及到网络安全和人权问题,也是因为这些信息已成为一场范围更为广 泛的对于言论自由的全球辩论的焦点。在过去的二十年里,中国的经济改革计划以及中国公民的企业经营才能已帮助上亿中国人摆脱了贫困。毫无疑问,这个伟大的 国家将在今天的世界里取得更为巨大的经济进步和发展。

2006年1月,虽然我们对一些搜索结果将受到审查而感到不适,但为了加强与中国用户的联系以及建立一个更为开放的互联网环境,我们还是发布了 Google.cn。从发布之日起我们就有着明确的运营思路—我们将仔细审视中国的运营环境,包括新法律的发布以及对我们所服务领域的其他规定。如果 我们认为我们无法取得既定目标,我们将毫不犹豫的重新考虑我们在中国的发展策略。

这些未经报道的攻击和监视,以及过去几年来政府试图进一步限制互联网上的言论自由已使我们得出结论,我们应重新审视我们在中国的业务运营。我们已决 定我们将不再继续审查Google.cn上的搜索结果,且如有可能的话,未来几周内我们将与中国政府就我们是否可以依法运营一个未经过滤的搜索引擎展开讨 论。我们认识到这可能意味着我们不得不关闭Google.cn,并有可能关闭我们设在中国的办公部门。


发布者:高级副总裁、企业发展及首席法律官大卫·德鲁蒙德(David Drummond)

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2009年11月16日 没有评论



[洪博培代网民提问]第一,有这么多互联网使用者的国家,有6000万写博客的人,你知道防火墙的事情吗?第二,我们是不是应该自由的使用TWITTER?[ 11-16 13:46]

[奥巴马]首先让我说,我从来没有使用过 TWITTER。我注意到一些年轻人,他们一直很忙,有各种各样的电子器材,很笨重。但是我还是非常相信技术的作用,非常重视开放性。在信息流动方面,我 认为越是能够自由的信息流通,社会就变得越强,因为这样子,世界各地的公民能让自己的政府负责,有一个问责制度,他们自己会思考,这样会有新的想法,鼓励 创造性。所以我一直是坚定的支持互联网开放的使用,我是非常支持不审查内容,在美国我过去谈过,这是我们的一个传统,我也认识到不同的国家有不同的传统, 但是我可以告诉各位,在美国,我们有没有受限制的使用互联网的机会,这是我们力量的来源,也应该受到鼓励的。[ 11-16 13:47]

[奥巴马]但是我也应该很诚实的告诉各位,作为美国总统,有的时候我还是希望信息不是那么自由的流通,因为这样我就不需要听到人们在批评我,我认为很自然的。[ 11-16 13:48]

[奥巴马]在人处于一个实力地位的时候就会想到, 你为什么这样说我,你这样说是很不负责的。可是真实的情况是这样,因为在美国信息是自由的,因为在美国有很多人批评我说各种各样的事情,但我还是认为,这 样才会使得我们的民族制度变得更强,使我变成一个更好的领导人,因为它迫使我听到一些我不愿意听到的意见,也迫使我审查我正在做的事情,每天都要审查,要 看我是不是真的为美国人民做我能做的最好的事情。所以我认为互联网现在已经变成一个更强的工具,可以让公民来参与。[ 11-16 13:49]

[奥巴马]实际上,我这次胜选,当了总统的一个原 因之一我们能够动员很多年轻人,通过互联网来动员。刚开始的时候,没有人会想到我会赢,因为我们不是得到最富裕的支持者、政治上最有权利的人支持我们,可 是人们通过互联网看到我们竞选,他们开始感到很兴奋,他们就组织起来成立一些竞选的活动、事件和集会,结果就产生了这些从下往上的一种行动,使我们很成 功。[ 11-16 13:50]

[奥巴马]这不仅在政府和政治,在企业界一样。像Google这种公司,不到20年前,它只是两个年龄跟你们差不多一样的人创业,本来是科学的实验,后来因为互联网,他们能够创造一个产业,这个产业使得全世界各地的商业发生一场革命。[ 11-16 13:51]

[奥巴马]所以要不是有很自由的开放性,就像互联 网所提供的开放性,那Google不会存在,所以我很支持一个做法,就是不要限制互联网的使用、接触或者像TWITTER这种信息技术,越开放越能够沟 通,使全世界联系在一起。像我的两个女儿玛丽亚和娜塔莎,一个是11岁,一个是8岁,在她们的房间可以上网,通过互联网可以达到世界任何地方,可以学到她 们想学的内容,这是她们巨大的力量,她们拥有这种力量,也有利于促进相互理解。[ 11-16 13:52]

[奥巴马]就像我刚才所说的,技术也有负面,恐怖 分子也可以通过互联网做一些以前他们做不到的事情,有一些极端分子也可以动员。当然开放性肯定要付出某种代价,这是不能否认的。可是我想好的远远多于坏 的,所以还是保持开放是好的,这是我很高兴互联网也作为这个论坛的一部分。最后两个问题。[ 11-16 13:52]

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