Google should try to help Kazakh civil society to overcome those non-democratic rules in the country. The social responsibility of Google to help and disseminate democratic values and free speech through collaboration with local NGOs and leaders. Do you have any programs there?
If Google wanted to "empower local users, boosts local economies", wouldn't it make more sense to operate google.kz in Kazakhstan? That would certainly boost the local economy at least a little by investing in the kind of net infrastructure required to provide quality Google service to the Kazakh people.I am far more concerned about government intrusion that limits access to particular web sites or requires internet companies to report on the search history, email traffic, blog postings and other information about users - i.e., Google's recent secret agreement with the NSA.
Keep up the open internet policy! Integrity is rare for a corporation the size of Google and I hope you keep yours as long as possible. As for other comments: It's not Google's job to promote any given idea, but to keep the forum for all ideas open. Good work Google.
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