Gates' Microsoft Criticized Over Apparent Censorship Chris Noon, 01.04.06, 3:07 PM ET
LONDON - Anti-establishment? "It's one thing to pull a list of words out of blogs using an algorithm. It's another thing to become an agent of a government and censor an entire blogger's work. Yes, I know the consequences. Yes, there are thousands of jobs at stake. Billions of dollars. But, the behavior of my company in this instance is not right." So writes Robert Scoble, Microsoft's technical evangelist, of the shuttering of the MSN Spaces-hosted Web log of Michael Anti, a Beijing-based researcher for the New York Times.