China's Politburo Ordered Hack of Google, WikiLeaks Reveals

11/28/2010 02:44 pm ET | Updated Jun 05, 2013

The Chinese government, which has been thought for some time to have been the source of the hacking of Google's servers, leading to Google's departure from China, directed attacks on the company's web servers, according to diplomatic cables disclosed today by WikiLeaks. 

The New York Times reports the role of the Chinese government in the Google attacks.

For an overview of the the role of the Chinese government this event, and in related activites, we spoke with Joseph Menn, a technology reporter for the Financial Times and author of the book Fatal System Error.

More on the WikiLeaks report is up on TechCrunch.

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