The White House has shown its support behind Google in its quest to provide uncensored search in China. “We support Google’s action in a decision to no longer censure searches that happen using the Google platform,” said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. “The President has, strong beliefs about universal rights of men and women throughout the globe. Those don’t — those aren’t carved out for certain countries. That’s why President answered the way he did in a town hall in Shanghai about the importance of that freedom,” said Gibbs.
After meeting with President Obama at the White House, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer appeared on CNBC, “When asked about China, Ballmer asserted that they’ll continue to offer Bing according to Chinese law. Ballmer also responded to reports that Internet Explorer was also exploited by the hackers that attacked GMail. He said that Microsoft would work to fix any vulnerabilities his investigators uncover.” See the video interview below: