Transcripts Contradict Google's Statements On Chinese Search Engine

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  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas Gawd Staff Member

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    The Intercept obtained a transcript that suggests Google's plans for a censored Chinese search engine don't line up with their public statements. Earlier this year, after The Intercept originally broke the story, Ben Gomes told a BBC reporter that Google was merely doing "some exploration, but since we don’t have any plans to launch something, there’s nothing much I can say about it." However, the transcript of a speech Gomes made in July implies that the project is far more than an experiment they don't intend to launch.

    "The pace of the world is changing. There is a huge binary difference between being launched and not launched. And so we want to be careful that we don’t miss that window if it ever comes."
     
  2. DrBorg

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    I'm surprised the people from Google even care; most of them are not Americans anyway, so why would they care about supporting Dictatorship, Censorship, or Freedom in any way.

    Hell, it's doesn't seem terribly important to most people in America these days...

    I'm sure they can flip a switch, and the same thing can be applied to their current products; I's almost bet the American Government requires it.
     
  3. gxp500

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    They care about the one billion people in China and the potential ad views they might bring.
     
  4. DrBorg

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    I'm sure they want that; but everyone here has a Siri, Alexa, whatever box listening to everything all the time anyway, all tied the their FB account.

    Privacy is not a concern to most people, lol.

    You phone listens to everything you say, and text, and email, looking for an 'opportunity' to sell an ad. :(

    Remember when Aol was the only one that did that, lol?
     
  5. Twisted Kidney

    Twisted Kidney 2[H]4U

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    My phone, face down on the table, all the watching and spying shit I can find is turned off. My daughters are talking with my nieces about these handles you stick on the back of your phone to ease wrist strain when you stare at them for hours.

    All of a sudden they're in my Amazon recommended front page.

    Creeps me the fuck out.
     
  6. SamuelL421

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    I highly encourage anyone interested to check out pihole - https://pi-hole.net/ Free (minus the pi) and it cuts down on a lot of this bullshit ad-tracking from Google, FB, IoT devices, etc etc (uses DNS based blocking).
     
  7. VoodooRufus

    VoodooRufus n00bie

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    From "don't be evil" to full evil now.
     
  8. gordon152

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    Oh they don't work with the American government at high levels. Wouldn't want their technology used for bad things.
     
  9. theBrownLlama

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    hope someone can cajole Trump into taking action, which seems to be quite an easy thing once he gets wind of this sort of b.s behhavior

    just one tweet from him will see Alphabet;s price tumble. And as everything is about money for this sort of projects, that would put an end to that
     
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