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Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Sources: Google's plan for a censored search engine for China “effectively ended” after infighting, with a data analysis operation key to Dragonfly shuttering   —  Google has been forced to shut down a data analysis system it was using to develop a censored search engine for China …
Dec 17, 2018, 12:46 PMIn context
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Sources detail the measures Google took to keep Dragonfly under wraps, including shutting out some members of the security and privacy teams from key meetings   —  The secrecy surrounding the work was unheard of at Google.  It was not unusual for planned new products to be closely guarded ahead of launch.
Nov 29, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
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

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