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Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China

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.”.....»»

Category: mediaSource: nytAug 16th, 2018

Google provides data on U.S. political advertising

Google has added a section to its twice-yearly transparency report to show who buys U.S. election ads on its platform and how much money is spent on political advertising, the search engine giant said on Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersAug 15th, 2018

At least 39 people are dead after a huge highway bridge collapsed in Italy

Twitter/Google Maps/Business Insider A huge highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, northern Italy, on Tuesday morning. At least 39 people have died, officials said, while rescuers continue to search for any missing people and the injured are brought to hospi.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 15th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Google looks for local allies as it seeks to expand in China

Google’s search engine is blocked in China. But inside the Beijing offices of smartwatch maker Mobvoi Inc., the internet giant looms large......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 12th, 2018

Google Woos Partners for Potential China Expansion

While Google’s search engine remains blocked in China, the company is courting allies there by providing tools and support to a growing number of app developers, manufacturers and advertisers in the region......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjAug 12th, 2018

A former Google China exec says the company"s plan to build a censored search engine in the country is likely a violation of human rights (GOOG, GOOGL)

Greg Sandoval/Business Insider A former Google exec who worked in China has called Google's p.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 10th, 2018

A company that Google acquired in 2008 could be the key to its plans to re-enter China (GOOGL, GOOG)

Reuters Google used one of the sites it owns in China to test a censored search engine. The site is 265.com, which Google acquired in 2008. China's government has indicated Google is welcome back as long as it follows the .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 8th, 2018

Google can return to China if it follows the law, Chinese state media says

The response follows reports that the search giant is developing a censored version of its app that would earn the blessing of the Chinese government......»»

Category: topSource: washpostAug 7th, 2018

Baidu ready to beat Google if U.S. firm returns to China: CEO

Baidu Inc is prepared to win against Alphabet Inc's Google in China, its chief executive officer said on social media, amid rumblings the U.S. search engine giant was planning to re-enter a market it left eight years ago......»»

Category: topSource: reutersAug 7th, 2018

Google Tries to Contain Employee Fury over Censored China Search Engine

Google has locked employees ou.....»»

Category: topSource: redherringAug 6th, 2018

Senators Demand Answers About Google’s Censored Chinese Search Engine

A bipartisan group says a reported project "risks making Google complicit in human rights abuses." A bipartisan group of six U.S. Senators, including Florida Republi.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 5th, 2018

Google Hammered by Senators Over Censored China Search Engine

Google Hammered by Senators Over Censored China Search Engine $GOOGL Friday, a group of Republican and Democratic Senators hammered Alphabet Inc.’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google over reports it is developing a censored versio.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsAug 4th, 2018

Google Desperate to Regain China

Word that Google is crafting a search engine to meet China’s draconian censorship rules has sparked widespread employee anger at the company which has responded by limiting w.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsAug 4th, 2018

Report: Google management scrambles to contain employee "uproar" over China project

Leaders at Alphabet Inc.'s Google are reportedly at odds with employees again — this time over reports of a plan to reenter the Chinese market by creating a censored search engine that complies with the demands of the authoritarian government in Bei.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 3rd, 2018

"This Is A Coup For China": Senators Slam Google"s Plan For Censored China Search Engine

Two days ago we reported that in a striking departure from its mission statement of keeping speech free and uncensored, in its latest attempt to penetrate the Chinese market, Google was planning the rollout of a.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 3rd, 2018

Google is looking for an ally in China to deliver its cloud services (GOOG, GOOGL)

Greg Sandoval/Business Insider Google is reportedly looking for a partner to deliver cloud services to China.  The report comes as Google is said to be preparing a version of its search engine for Chin.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 3rd, 2018

Breakingviews TV: Search wars

Is Google coming back to China, ready to cooperate on censorship? Pete Sweeney and Peter Thal Larsen talk about the upsides and the risks, and what it means for Chinese competitors like Baidu and Alibaba......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersAug 3rd, 2018

As Google Maps Renames Neighborhoods, Residents Fume

Google’s digital maps have become the world’s default atlas and the arbiter of what neighborhoods are called, even when many residents disagree......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytAug 2nd, 2018

Google plans a censored version in China

Google plans to launch a version of its search engine in China that will block some websites and search terms, two sources said, in a move that could mark its return to a market it abandoned eight years ago on censorship concerns. Grace Lee reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersAug 2nd, 2018

​For a return to China, Google is said to build a censored search engine

Google’s reversal in China is the latest example of how American tech companies are trying to tailor their products to enter the huge Chinese market, even if it means tamping down on free speech......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 2nd, 2018