China may be a massive potential market for search engine companies, but Google may pull out of the country, in a row over censorship. Google has cried foul following hacking attacks on the email accounts of several Chinese dissidents, which the company says originated in China. Google has since said that it will no longer comply with Chinese government censorship regulations, risking its future in the country but winning the admiration of many of China's internet users or so-called "netizens".
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With the row between Google and China hotting up, and allegations of hacking into accounts of human rights campaigners, France 24 is asking is the age of access all areas internet over? Is it a time for tighter restrictions on what we can do on line? Or is freedom the key that will unlock attitudes that some say will set back the information superhighway?