Following protests from externals sources as well as their own employees, Google allegedly shelved their plans to launch the censored "Dragonfly" search engine in China last year. But, according to a recent report, Google employees have discovered that work on Dragonfly is ongoing. Inside sources claim that hundreds of commits to the code have been made last December, January, and February, and that Google's official position on the state of the project is as clear as mud. Google's leadership is said to "have really closed down communication and become significantly less transparent," which is supposedly pushing away some of the company's best engineering talent. Google bosses had originally planned to launch it between January and April of this year. But they changed course after the outcry over the plan and indicated to employees who were working on the project that it was being shelved... "Right now it feels unlaunchable, but I don't think they are canceling outright," McMillen said. "I think they are putting it on the back burner and are going to try it again in a year or two with a different code name or approach." Anna Bacciarelli, a technology researcher at Amnesty International, called on Google "to publicly confirm that it has dropped Dragonfly for good, not just 'for now.'" Bacciarelli told The Intercept that Amnesty's Secretary General Kumi Naidoo had visited Google's Mountain View headquarters in California last week to reiterate concerns over Dragonfly and "the apparent disregard for transparency and accountability around the project."