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posted by mrpg on Friday August 03 2018, @12:30AM   Printer-friendly
from the censorship dept.

Google is planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China that will blacklist websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest, The Intercept can reveal.

The project – code-named Dragonfly – has been underway since spring of last year, and accelerated following a December 2017 meeting between Google's CEO Sundar Pichai and a top Chinese government official, according to internal Google documents and people familiar with the plans.

Teams of programmers and engineers at Google have created a custom Android app, different versions of which have been named "Maotai" and "Longfei." The app has already been demonstrated to the Chinese government; the finalized version could be launched in the next six to nine months, pending approval from Chinese officials.

Or does it not? China denies google's plans for a censored version

[...] Chinese state-owned Securities Times, however, said reports of the return of Google's search engine to China were not true, citing information from "relevant departments".

But a Google employee familiar with the censored version of the search engine confirmed to Reuters that the project was alive and genuine.

On an internal message board, the employee wrote: "In my opinion, it is just as bad as the leak article mentions."


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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Azuma Hazuki on Friday August 03 2018, @04:02AM (4 children)

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Friday August 03 2018, @04:02AM (#716547) Journal

    In most cases, yes, as since I understand it "gook" is a corruption of "megouk," which is a *Vietnamese* cognate of the Mandarin Chinese "mei guo" (the name for the US). God, you suck at this...

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 03 2018, @09:12AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 03 2018, @09:12AM (#716597)

    Pretty sure that was intended. In other words, whoosh!

    • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Friday August 03 2018, @03:44PM (2 children)

      by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Friday August 03 2018, @03:44PM (#716763) Journal

      Pretty sure the kind of person who comes in here making gook jokes as an AC has about as much understanding of East Asian phonology and linguistic diffusion as something I'd scrape off the bottom of my shoe.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 04 2018, @11:18AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 04 2018, @11:18AM (#717178)

        왜 그렇게 생각해?

        • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Sunday August 05 2018, @01:59PM

          by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Sunday August 05 2018, @01:59PM (#717508) Journal

          Because, put it this way, the kind of person who says "gook" usually isn't too bright or well-read.

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