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Google Employees Protest Secretive Plans for a Censored Chinese Search Engine

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Google's workforce is demanding answers over the company's secretive plans to build a search engine that will comply with censorship in China. More than 1,000 employees have signed a letter demanding more transparency over the project so they do not unwittingly suppress freedom of speech.
In a version of the letter obtained by the New York Times , the employees say they lack the “information required to make ethically-informed decisions about our work, our projects, and our employment.”
China's censorship requirements “raise urgent moral and ethical issues,” it adds.
The letter, which has...
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A tense internal meeting between Google CEO Sundar Pichai and employees went sideways as execs addressed rumors about the company's China plans

A tense internal meeting between Google CEO Sundar Pichai and employees went sideways as execs addressed rumors about the company's China plans

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai and cofounder Sergey Brin met with employees during an all-hands meeting on Thursday and discussed reports that Google planned to launch a censored search engine in China.
Pichai told staff that the company is not close to launching a search product in China.
The meeting grew tense as Pichai and Brin discovered someone was providing real-time reports on the meeting to a reporter.
On Thursday, in a meeting with employees, Google's leadership addressed reports from earlier this month that the company had built a censored search engine in order to once again operate...
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More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search

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SAN FRANCISCO - More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship.
The letter calls on executives to review ethics and transparency at the company.
The letter's contents were confirmed by a Google employee who helped organize it but who requested anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the debate.
The letter says employees lack the information required “to make ethically informed decisions about our work” and complains that most employees only found out about the project...
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More than 1,000 Google workers protest censored China search

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More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship. The letter calls on...
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