Apparently, the decision came after hackers tried to get into the gmail accounts of human rights activists. The actual response from Google is to stop censoring searches from China, as it has done in exchange for being allowed to operate there, but in so doing, may have to withdraw altogether.

Read the Huffpost article here, and Google’s own blog post about the subject here.

Oh, wow, is all I can say. Capricorn rules governments; let’s see what unfolds from this. What a retrograde this is turning out to be.