Google: Don’t be evil unless it’s profitable

Google has officially sold out to the forces of government censorship. They have decided that they will tailor the output of their Chinese-language search interface to suit the whims of the Chinese government Care to see the result? Search for Tiananmen Square on google.com. Then compare the results with the same search on google.cn. It seems to me that the most effective way to protest this shameless caving in would be to spread the forbidden information far and wide.

In case you missed it

President Bill Clinton’s administration knew Rwanda was being engulfed by genocide in April 1994 but buried the information to justify its inaction, according to classified documents made available for the first time. Senior officials privately used the word genocide within 16 days of the start of the killings, but chose not to do so publicly because the president had already decided not to intervene. Intelligence reports obtained using the US Freedom of Information Act show the cabinet and almost certainly the president had been told of a planned “final solution to eliminate all Tutsis” before the slaughter reached its peak.

Attention gay Republicans

New York Times: Democrats and civil rights advocates condemned the Justice Department today for barring a gay pride event planned by department employees, and called on Attorney General John Ashcroft to reverse the decision. […] A group of several hundred gay and lesbian Justice Department employees, called DOJ Pride, had budgeted $600 to hold an awards ceremony on June 18 at the department’s Great Hall to celebrate Gay Pride Month. The group has held similar events at the department each of the last six years, members said, and Mr.

Hard choices

Amount to be spent investigating 9/11: $3m. Amount spent investigating legalized gambling in 1996: $5m. Amount spent investigating what Bill Clinton did with his penis: $40m+