• Google's Dragonfly would reportedly collect Chinese citizens' phone numbers - CNET

    7 days ago - By CNET

    A prototype for China's censored search engine would connect users' searches to their personal numbers.
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  • Google's prototype Chinese search engine reportedly links searches to phone numbers

    Google's prototype Chinese search engine reportedly links searches to phone numbers

    7 days ago - By The Verge

    Google is reportedly building a prototype system that would tie Chinese users' Google searches to their personal phone numbers, as part of a new search service that would comply with the Chinese government's censorship requirements. The Intercept writes that the “Dragonfly” Android app, a secret project revealed by a whistleblower last month, could be linked to a user's phone number - making it simple to track individual users' searches.
    This tracking would be in addition to Dragonfly's blacklisting of terms like “human rights,” “student protest,” and “Nobel Prize,” which might normally...
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  • Google News reportedly wants to tackle fake news by slowing search results - CNET

    7 days ago - By CNET

    The company would slow down real-time information during a crisis to fight bad actors, according to journalists on Twitter.
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  • Google's search engine for China censors results for ‘democracy,' ‘human rights,' or ‘free speech'

    Google's search engine for China censors results for ‘democracy,' ‘human rights,' or ‘free speech'

    7 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Early in August , a report from The Intercept claimed that Google was working to make a China-friendly version of its search engine that would censor results to make the government happy. A number of Google engineers quit the company after learning about this particularly egregious breach of Google's "don't be evil" policy, and now yet another report from The Intercept reveals exactly what Google was willing to censor.
    According to the site's sources, "Google compiled a censorship blacklist that included terms such as “human rights,” “student protest,” and “Nobel Prize” in Mandarin."
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