"Google in January  rolled out a new censored search engine, . Some Chinese bloggers have mockingly called it the "eunuch" or "neutered" Google. However, Google executives point out that the site notifies users that their search results are censored, and that the uncensored remains accessible to Chinese. They also say they have decided not to provide Chinese e-mail or blog-hosting services in order to avoid putting themselves in the position that Yahoo! and Microsoft have found themselves in. If I were a Chinese user, I would give Google serious points for considering the human rights implications of its business decisions, and for trying hard to be as transparent and honest with the user as possible while still attempting to have a viable business in the People's Republic. I would not be happy, though, that Google has helped to legitimize political censorship as an accepted business practice."
Curiously, the Anti-Defamation League has been very vocal in its discontent for the Alt-Right and certain pro-Trump groups, but has yet to condemn any of the violence or extremism coming from the Left. For instance, Red Guards Austin, which is a self-described Marxist-Leninist-Maoist collective based in Austin, Texas, has yet to be mentioned by the ADL, despite the fact that Red Guards Austin supports the idea of a violent revolution in order to bring about a communist state. Their website even features a series of pictures of masked demonstrators wielding rifles and marching through the streets. If this group isn’t extreme enough to get the attention of the Anti-Defamation League, then what group is?
Ever wish you could get your asinine technology jokes in song form? Me neither, but evidently David Pogue — the influential New York Times technology critic and former Broadway conductor — thinks otherwise. At TED2007, Pogue busted out a medley of song parodies that “Weird Al” Yankovic would probably find a bit corny, including Sonny and Cher (“I’ve Got YouTube”) and the Village People (“RIAA”). It only gets more painful as it goes on and it becomes clear that no one in the audience is laughing.