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Clinton Wants Chinese Explanation of Hacking

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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • dman3k
    Hey, Hillary, how about you make Net Neutrality happen first? Cumscat sucks.
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  • djackson_dba
    所有您的基地是属于我们
    (All Your Base Are Belong to Us)
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  • jsc
    Or what? You're going to threaten to stop borrowing money from China?
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  • mianmian
    She already got the answer herself:
    "In an interconnected world, an attack on one nation’s networks can be an attack on all."
    Reply
  • niz
    >> 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
    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
    China might say they are looking into the incident, but we all know better. ;)
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  • lashton
    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
    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
    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
    Reply