Detailed look at Google's secret, censored, spying Chinese search tool

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Now, Poulson has sent a letter to the US Senate detailing the internal workings of Project Dragonfly, confirming that the tool is designed to block such queries as “student protest” and “Nobel prize,” and to facilitate tracking users whose search history reveals an interest in politically sensitive topics.

US Senate, “Tell us more of these “blocking” and “tracking” technologies of which you speak…”


From the article:

Ben Gomes, Google’s head of search, told the BBC earlier this week: “Right now all we’ve done is some exploration, but since we don’t have any plans to launch something there’s nothing much I can say about it.”

This doesn’t make sense. In my experience, companies will not speak about products that are under development that will launch. Further, they are more than willing to talk about research and exploration. Sorry, Ben.


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