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Clinton Wants Chinese Explanation of Hacking

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 42 comments

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wants to know what happened.

Despite comments last week that said that the U.S. government would be staying out of the Google and China issue, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today in a speech called on the Chinese government to look at the recent happenings leading up to Google's threat to pull out of China.

Clinton said in Washington, "We look to the Chinese authorities to conduct a thorough review of the activities that led Google to make its announcements… Chinese authorities need to provide an explanation for the cyberattacks originating on Chinese soil…"

Her comments came during a speech where she announced a $15 million effort to encourage more young people, women and citizens groups in other countries communicate on the Web, according to the New York Times. Clinton also urged a global response to internet-based attacks, saying that an attack on one nation is an attack on all.

"In an interconnected world, an attack on one nation’s networks can be an attack on all," Clinton said. "By reinforcing that message, we can create norms of behavior among states and encourage respect for the global networked commons."

Interestingly, just last week U.S. Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, said that the U.S. government will be staying out of any negotiations that Google may have with China following the hacking incident.

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    jsc , January 21, 2010 8:16 PM
    Or what? You're going to threaten to stop borrowing money from China?
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    djackson_dba , January 21, 2010 8:16 PM
    所有您的基地是属于我们
    (All Your Base Are Belong to Us)
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    niz , January 21, 2010 8:21 PM
    >> she announced a $15 million effort to encourage more young people, women and citizens groups in other countries communicate on the Web,

    Yeah because god knows, teenagers already don't use the internet enough. And whats up with the women's advocacy at every opportunity thing? Don't men count for anything these days?
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    dman3k , January 21, 2010 8:08 PM
    Hey, Hillary, how about you make Net Neutrality happen first? Cumscat sucks.
  • 24 Hide
    djackson_dba , January 21, 2010 8:16 PM
    所有您的基地是属于我们
    (All Your Base Are Belong to Us)
  • 25 Hide
    jsc , January 21, 2010 8:16 PM
    Or what? You're going to threaten to stop borrowing money from China?
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    mianmian , January 21, 2010 8:19 PM
    She already got the answer herself:
    "In an interconnected world, an attack on one nation’s networks can be an attack on all."
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    niz , January 21, 2010 8:21 PM
    >> she announced a $15 million effort to encourage more young people, women and citizens groups in other countries communicate on the Web,

    Yeah because god knows, teenagers already don't use the internet enough. And whats up with the women's advocacy at every opportunity thing? Don't men count for anything these days?
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    zmanz , January 21, 2010 8:27 PM
    It'd be serious if someone with some actual guts to do something with a serious consequence in return for a childish act like this were to actually appear.
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    wildwell , January 21, 2010 8:43 PM
    China might say they are looking into the incident, but we all know better. ;) 
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    lashton , January 21, 2010 8:57 PM
    clinton does not have a right to ask china for an explanation, shes trying to be big, maybe china should stop selling US currency back and fuck the US over, you all know if china stop selling the US currency the US would probally go into a civil unrest, so yeah clinton shut you shivalled vagina mouth up cause you are treading on very thin ground
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    rhino13 , January 21, 2010 9:01 PM
    Well, now I'm glad we have Hillary as Secertary of State.
    That way when we've racked up the worst deficit since JFK we spend our money on importaint things like:

    "$15 million effort to encourage more young people, women and citizens groups in other countries communicate on the Web"
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    coolgod , January 21, 2010 9:08 PM
    jscOr what? You're going to threaten to stop borrowing money from China?

    what did u, use a translator?
    It should be 您所有的基地都属于我们的
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    djackson_dba , January 21, 2010 9:15 PM
    coolgodwhat did u, use a translator?It should be 您所有的基地都属于我们的


    It was a joke. I thought a translator was good enough for the occasion.
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    darraghcoy , January 21, 2010 10:39 PM
    rhino13That way when we've racked up the worst deficit since JFK we spend our money on importaint things like:"$15 million effort to encourage more young people, women and citizens groups in other countries communicate on the Web"


    Yes, I concur Hillary. No young people are using the internet anymore. It's only those old fogeys that are still tapping in their URLs, these days. We need to spend money promoting it before net usage dies out completely... It's a matter of great cultural importance!
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    CChick , January 22, 2010 12:53 AM
    and what are you going to do Clinton? Seriously ?

    Are you going to tell us that US bonds are very "SAFE" in China's University again ?

    Stop making it sound like China is the one and only hacking country.

    Like the o-holy US government never tried to hack any other country.
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    CChick , January 22, 2010 1:01 AM
    forgot one thing.

    15 Million? shit, where did that came from ? OH yea, China!

    Last I know you still owe 1.2+ Trillion ?
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    sailfish , January 22, 2010 1:07 AM
    While I praise the sudden interest of this administration for defending the human right of free speech, I just can't help the cynical side of me from thinking this sudden turn has something to do with the loss in Massachusetts and desire to refocus people's attention.
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    Anonymous , January 22, 2010 1:13 AM
    now let me think

    when Hillary's husband left office he had set a course for eliminating the national debt by now.

    we should recover if from those guys that ran stuff in between. starting w dick cheney
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    Ehsan w , January 22, 2010 1:34 AM
    What's up with the obama care commercial? XD
    is it a game? :p 
    i don't trust it.
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    Anonymous , January 22, 2010 1:45 AM
    chipmonkduck: Try telling that to the Fox-news-watching, Glenn-Beck-worshipping tea-baggers who think that everything was going just fine until Obama took office.

    PS: Obama has accomplished absolutely nothing, but is STILL doing better than the last guy...
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    aford10 , January 22, 2010 2:53 AM
    Bill was a great president, but I think she does whatever she can to get her name in the news.
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    Honis , January 22, 2010 3:43 AM
    It's an empty request made to make the administration seem like it was doing something. To be honest I don't know why Hilary took the job in the first place. She's just a puppet that will be used and thrown away if something goes wrong. Also I don't think she realizes we have people hacking them back, maybe not military (publicly) but plenty of script kiddies. Considering the security on the DoD servers its not a far stretch to think a US based hacker could make an attack on china to appear from the Pentagon.
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