more news from Google

Joel Jaeggli joelja at
Wed Jan 13 22:15:00 UTC 2010

Valdis.Kletnieks at wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jan 2010 17:31:44 +0100, Anthony Uk said:
>> "Second, we have evidence to suggest that a primary goal of the 
>> attackers was accessing the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights 
>> activists. "
>> I have orders of magnitude fewer users than gmail does, and often look 
>> at their mailboxes (with their consent, of course), but I still couldn't 
>> tell you the political position of any of them (apart from the politicians).
> If you can tell the political position of the politicians by looking at their
> mailboxes, you can probably tell the political position of a suspected human
> rights activist by looking at their mailbox.  Remember - the Chinese government
> doesn't care about the users who's political position can't be identified.
> They care about the ones that *can* be identified as having an inconvenient
> viewpoint...

you can probably also simply compare the usernames with the search term
blacklist that the government provides you...

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