Eric Schmidt didn’t see router-level censorship coming, and has worries | Sinobyte: CNET Blog on technology and the impact on China’s environment, politics, and international affairs. – CNET News.com: “Google CEO Eric Schmidt, in an interview with The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta, said he never anticipated router-level information restrictions and said he’s concerned.
‘I had never appreciated that governments would see the internet as so important that they would begin to block it at the router level, so I worry about that,’ Schmidt said.
Schmidt did not name specific countries, but the type of blocking, including that of Google’s YouTube, applies directly to China. He also said that Google talks to governments about what they’re blocking and tries to convince them that offending content is not representative of the whole that’s being obscured by the block.”