• Google employees sign protest letter over China search engine: NYT

    1 month ago - By Phys.org

    Hundreds of Google employees have signed a protest letter over the company's reported work on a censor-friendly search engine to get back into China, The New York Times said Thursday.
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  • Google return in China under question after employee outcry

    Google return in China under question after employee outcry

    1 month ago - By GSMArena

    Back in the beginning of the month we reported about a project called Dragonfly, aiming to bring back Google Search to China but with revised mechanisms and abiding by the censorship laws in China.
    Now The New York Times reported that a letter demanding more transparency to understand the ethical consequences has been circling around the internal networks of Google and has been signed by over 1,400 employees of the Mountain View company.
    The message, acquired by NYT, is one page long and asks leadership "to work with employees to implement concrete transparency and oversight...
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  • Chinese Redcore browser built on Google Chrome, CEO admits

    Chinese Redcore browser built on Google Chrome, CEO admits

    1 month ago - By SlashGear

    Google may be under fire again for allegedly working with the Chinese government to create a censored version of its Search engine but it doesn't actually have to lift a finger for its technology to be used for that same purpose. A new web browser named Redcore has grabbed the spotlight in China for claiming to have developed a browser...
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  • Google defends controversial China project in meeting with employees

    Google defends controversial China project in meeting with employees

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai and co-founder Sergey Brin have addressed the controversy over “Dragonfly,” reportedly an effort to re-enter the Chinese market with a news and search product, in an all-hands meeting with employees. Pichai described the effort as “exploratory” and in the “early stages,” according to a transcript obtained by Bloomberg. “We are not close to launching a search product in China,” he told employees. “And whether we would do so or could so is all very unclear.”
    The Dragonfly project would reportedly involve censoring information in accordance with the Chinese...
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  • Google employees criticise 'censored China search engine'

    1 month ago - By BBC

    Employees have written to the firm criticising its plans to launch a 'censored Chinese search service'.
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  • A tense internal meeting between Google CEO Sundar Pichai and employees went sideways as execs addressed rumors about the company's China plans

    A tense internal meeting between Google CEO Sundar Pichai and employees went sideways as execs addressed rumors about the company's China plans

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai and cofounder Sergey Brin met with employees during an all-hands meeting on Thursday and discussed reports that Google planned to launch a censored search engine in China.
    Pichai told staff that the company is not close to launching a search product in China.
    The meeting grew tense as Pichai and Brin discovered someone was providing real-time reports on the meeting to a reporter.
    On Thursday, in a meeting with employees, Google's leadership addressed reports from earlier this month that the company had built a censored search engine in order to once again operate...
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  • Google 'not close' to launching search engine in China, Pichai says - CNET

    1 month ago - By CNET

    About 1,000 employees protested the alleged development of a search engine that would give censorship powers to the Chinese government.
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