Google more than doubled its profits in the second quarter, beating the expectations of analysts. The search giant generated net income of $721m (£390m) in the three months to the end of June, compared with $342m for the corresponding period last year. Google said the "impressive" result was driven by the launch of new products and services across various markets.
Google is aiding the repression of freedom of information and expression in China. Under threat is the right to freedom of information and the free flow of ideas across borders, guaranteed by international human rights law.
I would not bother to comment on a company putting profits before human rights if it wasn't for their hypocritical cant about "don't be evil". I reckon being named and shamed in an Amnesty International report is pretty close to being evil.
I was amazed by the statistic in the BBC report that Google has only 44% of the US search market. Is that all? What other search engines are people using and why?.