Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    The Intercept has learned that Google is planning a censored search app for China, which will comply with the country’s strict censorship laws and restrict access to content the regime deems unfavorable by automatically identifying and filtering websites blocked by the Great Firewall. Google’s employees are reportedly in an uproar over the plan.

    The search app will also “blacklist sensitive queries” so that “no results will be shown” at all when people enter certain words or phrases, the documents state. The censorship will apply across the platform: Google’s image search, automatic spell check and suggested search features will incorporate the blacklists, meaning that they will not recommend people information or photographs the government has banned.
     
  2. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ Little Bitch

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    google has been censoring shit for years how is this any different?
     
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  3. craigdt

    craigdt Gawd

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    The appeal of that sweet Chinese revenue is quite strong, it woukd appear.
     
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  4. _l_

    _l_ I Am A Cock

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    not to worry, Mark Z. already has his defense in place ... he will say how really, really sorry he is :barefoot:
     
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  5. BloodyIron

    BloodyIron 2[H]4U

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    Wait, weren't they already doing this?
     
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  6. d3athf1sh

    d3athf1sh Limp Gawd

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    exactly. they all ready censor stuff to comply with US govt regulations as well as DMCA and who knows what else!
     
  7. The Mad Atheist

    The Mad Atheist Gawd

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    Can't have people Google'ing how to be free, can we?

    "human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest" Can't have none of that shit, can we.....
     
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  8. ChefJeff789

    ChefJeff789 [H]Lite

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    Surprising nobody...
     
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    Azphira [H]ard|Gawd

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    I sometimes wonder how many US companies that moved their factories to China would, if China declared war on the United States, willingly retool said factories to produce war materials for China.
     
  10. Retronym

    Retronym Something big is coming.

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    It's a bit like African Americans and the N word. Only they can do it.
     
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  11. Makaveli@BETA

    Makaveli@BETA 2[H]4U

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    If that were to ever happen those factories will belong to china until the US comes in and takes them back.

    They won't need you to be willing to do anything make what we say or off with your head.
     
  12. SecretStash

    SecretStash Limp Gawd

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    Let's see if the employees stand their ground as much as they did against machine learning for the military.

    Also, China inviting Google back in for access to their tech? Machine learning developments as one example.
     
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    I've heard Bing isn't that bad...
     
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  14. Makaveli@BETA

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    It applies to racist words for all races.

    You are allowed to do it or say it when you belong to that race.

    I don't 100% agree with it but that is how it works.
     
  15. Retronym

    Retronym Something big is coming.

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    DuckDuckGo.

    I just added their crawler to my journals. They actually give you an ip range! Like the old days.
     
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    Apparently, money >> "don't be evil." ;)
     
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    Nothing supports social justice quite like selling out your principles to the Communist party of China.
     
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    atom Gawd

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    Don't be evil.
     
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