Google’s China-based search and surveillance system leaked

Google’s China-based search and surveillance system leaked

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The memo, authored by a Google engineer who was asked to work on the project, disclosed that the search system, codenamed Dragonfly, would require users to log in to perform searches, track their location — and share the resulting history with a Chinese partner who would have “unilateral access” to the data.

Source: Google Suppresses Memo Revealing Plans to Closely Track Search Users in China

Google in China would return only government approved search results. It is likely that searching for the wrong topics would lower one’s Social Credit Score (a thing in China) and be used to deny access to travel, education and other activities.

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