Google is making a remarkable stance against the Chinese government. The US company is threatening to pull out of China after they discovered that the Gmail accounts of Chinese activists had been the target of "highly sophisticated cyber attacks"; suggesting that the government is guilty of trying to hack into dissidents' accounts. They also said that they were tired of following the country's state censorship policies, which the company adopted in early 2006.

In reaction to the news, Chinese web users left bouquets of flowers outside the Google offices in Beijing. Something of a brave act considering the circumstances...

"Google is a real man."

Info via CDT