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Google's china prototype links searches to phone numbers, bans "Nobel Prize" and "human rights"

Google's china prototype links searches to phone numbers, bans "Nobel Prize" and "human rights"

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  • Good thing Google removed the "don't be evil" clause from its Code of Conduct, otherwise this would look really bad.

    /s

  • Maybe now we can drop all the pretense that this is anything other than a Google-supported surveillance device for the Chinese government. I didn't realize "move fast and break things" extended to shattering the "Don't be evil" ethos.

  • BTW the intercept is the publication whose careless handling of classified information got Reality Winner, a whistleblower, sentenced to 53 months in prison. Please don't donate to the Intercept.

  • So, if someone in China had their phone stolen by someone who saw the 4-digit passcode, the thief could then log onto Google China, search a bunch of forbidden terms, and get that person in a whole lot of trouble with the government.

    I wonder if they are taking this into consideration, or if it is on

    So, if someone in China had their phone stolen by someone who saw the 4-digit passcode, the thief could then log onto Google China, search a bunch of forbidden terms, and get that person in a whole lot of trouble with the government.

    I wonder if they are taking this into consideration, or if it is on the end-user to ensure their own security measures.

  • “Free expression” gives in to “oppression.”

    Why has Google turned around its policy completely the other way around? Lucrative Chinese market is so enticing that they give up the value they have embraced?

    This cell number link system is horrific.

    What if people who don’t know anything about this system

    “Free expression” gives in to “oppression.”

    Why has Google turned around its policy completely the other way around? Lucrative Chinese market is so enticing that they give up the value they have embraced?

    This cell number link system is horrific.

    What if people who don’t know anything about this system try to search censored topics on Dragonfly believing that Google is neutral?

    Google Dragon will be a trap “web” with which Chinese Communist Party catches the whole rebellious herd with one throw.

  • Google was never the 'Yellow Brick Road' to salvation and freedom. It is extremely insulting to believe that the Chinese populous are so ignorant, and they are in disparate need of such a tool to crawl out from under that rock, or that they need saving in the first place.

  • Many Chinese students study abroad nowadays and they will come back to China with the knowledge of Facebook,Geogle and whatsoever Democracy vs Communists.

    Even though goverment shut down the internet,globalization is spreading even to China.

    I think it's matter of time to dissolve the censorship.

  • Communism seems a little too much like the American government.....except they are open about it.

  • No wonder they changed their mission statement and took out the very admirable goal “do no evil”... Oh well, it was a nice thought... now that the infrastructure and profits are in place, google can go ahead and be evil now! Don’t be surprised, if you hurt Americans, we will tear your fancy campus down brick by brick!