• Google CEO Sundar Pichai Finally Opens Up About That Censored Search Service For China

    29 days ago - By Fortune

    Google has finally publicly discussed the existence of Project Dragonfly-a censored search engine that may be rolled out for the Chinese market.
    The project's existence was previously disclosed through leaks that sparked a firestorm inside and outside the company, with employees outraged at the ethical implications -Google googl pulled out of China in 2010, largely due to censorship requirements-and the Trump White House urging the company to kill the scheme .
    Google's chief privacy officer, Keith Enright, confirmed Dragonfly's existence under questioning by the Senate Commerce Committee...
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  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks publicly for the first time about its censored China search engine

    29 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Commenting publicly for the first time about Google's censored search engine for China, CEO Sundar Pichai said onstage at the WIRED 25 summit in San Francisco that the company is taking “a longer-term view” about the country. Codenamed Project Dragonfly, the controversial development has been public knowledge since a report in August by the Intercept , generating significant backlash , with several employees resigning in protest .
    Google did not confirm Project Dragonfly's existence until its chief privacy officer, Keith Enright, spoke at a Senate hearing last month. Even then, Enright did...
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  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai says employee protests against the company's work with US military had little impact on management: 'We don't run the company by referendum'

    29 days ago - By Chron

    At a tech gathering in San Francisco on Monday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai remarked on an internal protest that rattled the company earlier this year.
    The protest stemmed from opposition over the company's work on a military project.
    Pichai downplayed the influence those demonstrations had on management decisions.
    He also said Google will work with the US armed forces in the future and "greatly respects what they do to protect our country."
    Thousands of Google employees participated in an internal protest against the company's participation in a high-tech military project earlier this year...
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