Google’s search engine for China would link searches to phone numbers

Since news broke last month that Google is working on a censored search engine for the Chinese market, the company has faced unrelenting criticism from lawmakers. In the latest demand, a bipartisan group of 16 House representatives is looking for answers on the still-secretive plan. The project has ignited controversy To launch the project, reportedly called Dragonfly, Google would have to cooperate with the Chinese government’s strict surveillance and censorship measures, a prospect that has ignited controversy inside and outside the company. Last month, a bipartisan group of senators sent a letter to CEO Sundar Pichai about the project, but his response was blasted as insufficient. Criticism of the company has only accelerated since.... Continue reading…

Google’s Chinese Search Engine Reportedly Links Results to Phone Numbers

Google's new search engine for Chinese markets will reportedly link mobile searches to phone numbers, creating a permanent, non-anonymous record of what Chinese citizens search for. The post ...

Thu 20 Sep 18 from Extremetech

Google reportedly built a Chinese search engine that links queries to phone numbers

Reports surfaced in early August that Google was secretly working on a controversial search engine for the Chinese market. Dubbed Dragonfly, the project for Android devices was said to be a ...

Mon 17 Sep 18 from Techspot

Google's rumored 'Dragonfly' search prototype tied data to phone numbers

While Google employees push back against and lawmakers ask questions about a rumored version of its search engine for China -- with censorship and blacklists for terms like human rights, ...

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Engadget

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

A prototype for China's censored search engine would connect users' searches to their personal numbers.

Fri 14 Sep 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

Google's secretive plan to build a search engine in China spurs government inquiry

US legislators have 'serious concerns' about Google's reported plans in China, while seven employees are said to have resigned over a lack of transparency at the company.

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Daily Mail

Google's China search project reportedly spurs concern from US lawmakers - CNET

This comes after protests from some Google employees.

Fri 14 Sep 18 from CNET

House lawmakers want answers from Google on censored Chinese search engine

Since news broke last month that Google is working on a censored search engine for the Chinese market, the company has faced unrelenting criticism from lawmakers. In the latest ...

Fri 14 Sep 18 from The Verge

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