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Google Pulls Out oF RUSSIA!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by sashablack, Dec 12, 2014.

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  1. sashablack

    sashablack Elite Member

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    Meanwhile in Russia ....

    Google waves goodbye to Russia :)

    See article: HERE

    For all the Native Russians, what are your thoughts on this and how your Government/ mostly "PUTIN" lol is controlling your country?

    -Sasha
     
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    maybe more profit for Yandex who knows although they are Major for Russians.
     
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  3. Capo Dei Capi

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    Why is propaganda against Russia allowed on BHW?

    If Russia was so restrictive when it came to the Internet then it wouldn't be one of the top countries for basing a file host or warez site out of.
     
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    anyway google was only #2 in Russia, they got their own search engine yandex.
     
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    That's the right thing to do. I wish more countries do this, so Google's monopol will be shaken!
     
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    So google isn't as powerful as everyone thinks
     
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    google.ru is not closing down its just the engineering department offices in Russia that are leaving.
     
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    Business Insider loses all credibility just from this part in the article
    If true some of the top file hosts would have been shutdown months ago along with webmoney.
     
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    All the Russians trying to rank their Russian sites on Google would be screwed.
     
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    Most of the russian IMers dont give a f*** about google. They happy with banking on yandex with doorways
     
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    Russia has ~145 million people.

    China has ~1.4 billion people which is 10 times more. The amount of people who use the internet in China is also easily 4 times more than Russia's entire population.

    Google's history in china has been them either being straight up banned by the government or losing out to Baidu (quite badly too). I don't even know if Google is currently back in China or not but if they are their market share is really low.

    I guess my point is yes they are not as powerful as you would think just by not being in China alone and even when they were in China a local search engine was able to crush them.
     
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    The only reason that Google is pulling out is because they aren't able to collect information on people in Russia anymore. The law passed is designed to make it harder for companies to hand over data on Russians to the GCHQ and NSA, it has nothing to do with making the internet more strict.
     
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    The world is a very large place, sometimes it feels like the Western side of things completely forgets about that feat.

    Google is a large company, but is it REALLY as large in other places as it is here? Really gets me to thinking!
     
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    You can have all the money you need you can have smartest people in your team and you can offer top quality product but if country is not democratic and desitions are made not in democratic way all that doesn't mater
     
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    Russia is a democratic society, and the laws passed were made in a democratic way.
     
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    Not only Google is pulling out of Russia, most of the investors do as well.
    Ruble is collapsing faster than oil, so businesses try to pull out as much as possible before the ship sinks.
     
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    Didn't Brazil also pass a law where all data related to its citizens needed to be hosted within the country ?
     
  19. Capo Dei Capi

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    The temporarily falling ruble makes salaries and rents cheaper, its even better to do business in Russia now than it was a year ago. Real investors haven't pulled out of Russia, the majority is people selling shares in Russian companies.

    If I owned $100,000 of shares in a Russian company and then sell it, and an Italian buys it, its going to be counted as $100,000 leaving Russia, when in fact it was $100,000 leaving Italy.
     
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    It also means that manufacturing/exports are doing well.

    And yes, the falling oil price is hurting the Russian economy, but it is also hurting a lot of economies - including Saudi Arabia and the US.

    Saudi, as well as most other oil exporting countries are not able to balance their budgets at the current prices, which means it is only going to be temporary.
     
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