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Pichai makes case for move into China, says Google censors …

Pichai makes case for move into China, says Google censors …

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai offered a new justification for the company's exploration of a censored version of its search engine for people in China: it already censors information elsewhere. In a New York Times interview published Thursday, Pichai compared Europe's "right to be forgotten laws" to censorship when asked about launching a search product in China. "One of the things that's not well understood, I think, is that we operate in many countries where there is censorship. When we follow 'right to be forgotten' laws, we are censoring search results because we're complying with the law," Pichai told the Times. ...
Google, China create search engine that tracks, censors sea…

Google, China create search engine that tracks, censors sea…

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A prototype of a censored search engine that links users' queries to their personal phone numbers is the result of a collaboration between Google and China. This technology would make it easier for the Communist Party of China to monitor people and what they are searching, the Intercept reported Friday. Dragonfly, the code name for the new search engine, was designed for Android devices. The search engine would remove information that the Chinese government deems sensitive, like content regarding political dissidents, free speech, democracy, human rights, and protests, in something called a censorship blacklist. The blacklist includes the terms “human rights,” “student protest,” and “Nobel Prize,” among other terms i