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Google's CEO says it may never launch that censored search engine it made for China     – CNET
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Sundar Pichai, in his first public acknowledgement of Project Dragonfly, says the effort was an internal project to find out what was possible for Google in China.

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Ex-Google Employee Warns of 'Disturbing' China Plans
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A former Google employee has warned of the firm’s “disturbing” plans in China, in a letter to US lawmakers. BBC: Jack Poulson, who had been a senior researcher at the company until resigning in August, wrote that he was fearful of Google’s ambitions. His letter alleges Google’s work on a Chinese product — codenamed Dragonfly […]

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Google Suppresses Memo Revealing Plans To Closely Track Search Users in China: The Intercept
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Google bosses have forced employees to delete a confidential memo circulating inside the company that revealed explosive details about a plan to launch a censored search engine in China, The Intercept has learned. From the report: The memo, authored by a Google engineer who was asked to work on the project, disclosed that the search […]

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Russia, China become battle buddies at Vostok 2018
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Russian Ministry of Defense The last time that Russia mounted a military exercise the size of this week’s Vostok 2018 event, “Russia” was the Soviet Union, Leonid Brezhnev was General Secretary, and Ronald Reagan had just been elected president of the United States. That was 1981, at the height of the Cold War. Now, with […]

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Honor of Kings will need you to play with your real name in China     – CNET
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This comes as China plans on tackling gaming addiction over rising levels of myopia.

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FBI refutes Trump claim that Clinton’s private email server was hacked by China
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The meme that launched a veritable fleet of investigations. (credit: Kevin Lamarque / Getty Images) The Federal Bureau of Investigations issued a terse statement today regarding President Donald J. Trump’s allegation via Twitter that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private mail server had been compromised by the Chinese government. The official statement, issued by […]

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After employee revolt, Google says it is “not close” to launching search in China
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Google’s employees and Google’s management are clashing over ethical issues again. Just two months after Google’s “Project Maven” military drone project was seemingly resolved, Google’s employees are now up in arms over company plans to create censored products for China. The internal protests resulted in the issue being addressed at an all-hands meeting, and we […]

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Disney’s new Winnie the Pooh movie won’t show in China     – CNET
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It seems the government really doesn’t welcome Pooh.

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China beating US in race for 5G wireless, economic gains, says report     – CNET
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The US has been outspent by $24 billion since 2015.

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