• Google Links Searches to Phone Numbers in Chinese Prototype

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    A prototype search engine that Google is designing to meet the scrutiny of Chinese officials links users' phone numbers to the searches they perform, according to The Intercept.
    By connecting phone numbers and search queries, government censors could more easily connect Chinese citizens and residents with their online behavior. China already monitors traffic, blocks large segments of the broader Internet, and heavily censors Chinese microblogs and social networks.
    Linking phone numbers with searches is only possible on Android phones in the current prototype.
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