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China's efforts to reboot an annual internet conference have received a big boost with a keynote from Apple CEO Tim Cook and the attendance of Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The World Internet Conference held in historic Wuzhen, just outside Beijing, was started in 2014 as a way for China to exert greater influence over internet …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I know that my little protest won't hurt Apple at all and that people will say better Apple than another Company not from the West, but that's all BS. Corporations screwing people over anywhere anytime they can buy enough Politicians. It's all about the almighty lucre at any cost no matter how Cook and Apple spin it.

  2. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge
    Big Brother


    Could the great firewall of China please block the bots? I realize that China's network is so bad that it hasn't been able to handle traditional abuse complaints for over a decade now, but how is it that a fancy system with deep packet inspection can't identify bots attempting to send spam and guess passwords at full network speed?

    1. Andraž 'ruskie' Levstik

      Re: Please?

      You are assuming they are not their own for some reason?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    A man of great enriched principles

    Sorry, that should read; Principally, a greatly enriched man.

  4. trevorde Silver badge

    The price of freedom...

    ... is $17bn USD per year

  5. mutin

    ALL on sale

    They say FREEDOM and mean the freedom of making money. They say SECURITY and mean the security of corporate income. Unfortunately, our civilization is governed by IT giants, and that will bring it to collapse. Many thanks to Steven King for his Cell novel and detailed description of out future.

  6. doug_bostrom

    How is it possible to have an internet conference in a country with no internet?

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