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Google employees are protesting the company's secrecy over censored search engine in China

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

About a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company's efforts to build a censored version of its search engine in China, as reported by the New York Times. The letter calls for more transparency and consideration of the human rights issues involved, as internet monitoring and collaboration with the Chinese government is used to stifle dissident voices and even put activists' personal information at risk.
The letter reads “currently we do not have the information required to make ethically-informed decisions about our work, our projects, and our employment,” as two...
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Estimated 1,000 Google Employees Pushing Back On China Search Engine

Estimated 1,000 Google Employees Pushing Back On China Search Engine

1 month ago   |   By Android Headlines

Over the past few weeks, there have been many reports surfacing that Google is looking to get back into the Chinese market and has been building a censored search engine that could be used in the country. Now, according to The New York Times, many employees are pushing back against this censored search engine for the People's Republic of China. There's approximately around 1,000 employees that are protesting this search engine, according to the New York Times.
There's currently a letter circulating internally at Google, which argues that employees need more transparency, and an ethics...
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1,000 Google employees reportedly protest work on censored Chinese search engine - CNET

1 month ago   |   By CNET

Remember Google's Project Maven? Employees reportedly have a new ethical axe to grind.
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Google employees push back on censored China search engine

1 month ago   |   By Engadget

Employees at Google are protesting the company's work on a censored search engine for China, the New York Times reports, signing a letter that calls for more transparency and questions the move's ethics. Reports of the search engine surfaced earlier...
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Mojeek Is A Privacy-Focused, Unbiased Google Search Alternative

1 month ago   |   By Android Headlines

British service Mojeek is a new search engine that is essentially the polar opposite of Google; it collects no user data whatsoever, and its algorithm is made specifically to avoid prioritizing results by anything besides relevance, including popularity. The service also does not have any advertisements or other surface monetization features. This means that users get completely unbiased results from all over the web, selected from the two billion pages that Mojeek has crawled completely on its own since it began as a personal project in 2009. The only aspect of Mojeek that's not entirely...
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Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

About 1,000 of the internet company's employees have signed a letter demanding transparency, saying censored search results raise “urgent moral and ethical issues.”
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