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The Register: China Buys Google

“The People’s Republic of China has acquired a controlling stake
in the United States’ fastest growing technology company,
Google.

“Google announced the transfer of 140m shares of Class B stock
to a new entity owned by the Chinese Ministry of Information in
typically forthright style. The news was disclosed in a Captcha
graphic on its Google Canteen Menu weblog; investors had to click a
hidden link to see the announcement, and then decode a
stenographically-hidden message watermarked into the JPG
file…”

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