January 22, 2010 / 5:07 PM / 9 years ago

Obama troubled by Google cyber breach in China

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - President Barack Obama continues to be troubled by a cyber security breach at Google in China that has the company threatening to pull its operations out of China, the White House said on Friday.

White House spokesman Bill Burton made clear that Obama agreed with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who said on Thursday that “countries or individuals that engage in cyber attacks should face consequences and international condemnation.”

“All we’re looking for from China are some answers,” Burton told reporters traveling with Obama on a trip to Ohio.

He said Obama “continues to be troubled by the cyber security breach” that Google Inc. (GOOG.O) blamed on China.

Reporting by Alister Bull, Editing by Stacey Joyce

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