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Just how the Chinese censors highlight basic imperfections in acad …

By Nicholas Loubere and Ivan Franceschini Heads of major international organisations and world-famous actresses are not all that has been disappearing in China in recent months. According to a complaint recently posted online by several scholars, Springer Nature—the world’s largest academic publisher—is guilty of removing “politically sensitive” content published in the Transcultural Research book series from their Chinese website at the request of the Chinese authorities. When confronted by the editors of the series, the publisher countered that they were merely following local laws and pointed to […]

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White Residence gets in touch with Google to quit on Chinese Browse

The topic of Google and its Chinese Search efforts is a controversial one. Ever since the information first popped up, there was a lot of general pushback. According to the reports, Google’s Dragonfly app would tie searches to phone numbers. This would help identify individuals based on their search queries, in addition to using black and whitelists to reinforce censorship. Probably the biggest pushback arrived yesterday from the White House. Vice President Mike Pence called on Google to immediately end developing a mobile search app in China. Said […]

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White Residence gets in touch with Google to desert Chinese search engin …

Google’s censored search engine and news app for China has seen a considerable amount of controversy since news of the project first broke, but it may have just gotten its biggest pushback yet in the form of direct opposition from the Trump administration. According to The Wall Street Journal, Vice President Mike Pence commented today in a speech that Google’s modified search engine — currently under the codename Dragonfly — would “strengthen Communist Party censorship and compromise the privacy of Chinese customers.” The Intercept was the first […]

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Previous Google researcher knocks ‘underhanded’ Chinese search public relations …

As Google faces questions today during a congressional hearing on digital privacy, a former Google scientist is asking senators to press the company on its controversial Chinese search engine plans. Jack Poulson, a former senior research scientist at the company, publicly resigned from Google over concerns about the project, codenamed “Project Dragonfly.” To enter the Chinese market, Google would have to comply with the country’s strict censorship apparatus, a prospect that has led to major criticism from human rights advocates. “I was compelled to resign my position” […]

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Why is Google marketing possibly jeopardized Chinese safety and security …

Google has come under fire for its ties to China recently. The situation has the potential to get a lot worse now that Google is offering a Chinese security product to those who need protection the most. Earlier this month, the tech giant was criticised after reports emerged of its secret project to develop a Google search engine version catering to China’s censorship regime. As reported by The Intercept, a team of Google engineers is working on a version of the search engine in an app which […]

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Google engineering in Chinese censorship might jeopardize pres.

In 2010, after four years of offering Chinese users a heavily censored version of its search engine, Google decided it would no longer block search results at the request of the Chinese state. “Our objection is to those forces of totalitarianism,” Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founder, told The New York Times at the time, adding that he hoped that Google’s stance would apply pressure toward “progress and a more open Internet in China.” Today, the internet in China is more closed than ever. Yet, according to a flurry […]

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Google apparently tracked search terms on Chinese web site t.

Google is rumoured to be working on an Android search app for the Chinese market. But, before that it is collecting search results it should not throw up.  Last week a whistleblower revealed that Google was planning to re-enter China with a censored search engine, eight years after it shut down google.cn due to governmental pressure. Now, we know a little more about how Google intends to do that. The company is using search results from a Beijing-based website, 265.com, which it had acquired back in 2008, […]

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