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Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Transcript of remarks on Dragonfly by Google search chief Ben Gomes to staff seem to contradict Google's claims about limited progress on Chinese search engine   —  “We have to be focused on what we want to enable,” said Ben Gomes, Google's search engine chief.  “And then when the opening happens, we are ready for it.”
Oct 9, 2018, 10:53 AMIn context
The Intercept:
Sources: Google made staff delete memo that said Dragonfly required logins to search, tracked location, and gave Chinese partner unilateral access to data   —  Google bosses have forced employees to delete a confidential memo circulating inside the company that revealed explosive details …
Sep 21, 2018, 1:52 PMIn context
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Sources: prototypes of Google's Dragonfly search engine for China link the search app on users' Android devices to their phone numbers   —  Google built a prototype of a censored search engine for China that links users' searches to their personal phone numbers, thus making it easier …
Sep 14, 2018, 5:05 PMIn context
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
14 organizations including Amnesty International, EFF, and Committee to Protect Journalists tell Google to cancel its censored Chinese search engine project   —  Leading human rights groups are calling on Google to cancel its plan to launch a censored version of its search engine in China …
Aug 28, 2018, 12:45 PMIn context
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Docs show how Google's building its censored search engine for China, codenamed Dragonfly, using subsidiary 265.com to compile a list of sites China's blocking   —  Google analyzed search terms entered into a Beijing-based website to help develop blacklists for a censored search engine …
Aug 8, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Sources: Google plans to debut a censored version of its search engine in China that will blacklist sites, filter results; CEO Pichai has spearheaded the effort   —  Google is planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China that will blacklist websites and search terms about human rights …
Aug 1, 2018, 7:40 AMIn context
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Sources detail Belgium's ongoing investigation into the hack of Belgacom, Belgium's largest telecommunications provider, which was carried out by the UK's GCHQ   —  For a moment, it seemed the hackers had slipped up and exposed their identities.  It was the summer of 2013 …
Feb 18, 2018, 7:10 AMIn context
The Intercept:
New Zealand intel requested and received emails, Facebook chats of Fiji pro-democracy activists from NSA; first publicly confirmed PRISM target is a NZ citizen   —  Tony Fullman is a middle-aged former tax man and a pro-democracy activist.  But four years ago, a botched operation launched …
Aug 14, 2016, 11:45 PMIn context
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Snowden doc from 2010 shows UK's MI5 reporting difficulties in making sense of the mass troves of surveillance data, warning of potential intelligence failure   —  A secret report warned that British spies may have put lives at risk because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data …
Jun 7, 2016, 2:10 PMIn context
The Intercept:
Top-secret document from 2011 reveals that GCHQ, with cooperation of NSA, acquired the capability to exploit 13 models of Juniper firewalls   —  NSA Helped British Spies Find Security Holes In Juniper Firewalls  —  A top-secret document dated February 2011 reveals that British spy agency GCHQ …
Dec 23, 2015, 1:27 PMIn context

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