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posted by martyb on Wednesday December 12 2018, @02:14PM   Printer-friendly
from the LMGTFY dept.

Google's Sundar Pichai was grilled on privacy, data collection, and China during congressional hearing

Google's CEO testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday where lawmakers grilled him on a wide range of issues, including potential political bias on its platforms, its plans for a censored search app in China and its privacy practices.

This is the first time Pichai has appeared before Congress since Google declined to send him or Alphabet CEO Larry Page to a hearing on foreign election meddling earlier this year. That slight sparked anger among senators who portrayed Google as trying to skirt scrutiny.

[...] Tuesday's hearing was titled "Transparency & Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use, and Filtering Practices" and many representatives posed questions on whether or not Google's search results were biased against conservative points of view.

[...] Another topic that came up multiple times was Google's plan to launch a censored search engine in China. The Intercept first reported details of the project over the summer, which would block search results for queries that the Chinese government deemed sensitive, like "human rights" and "student protest" and link users' searches to their personal phone numbers. [...] "Right now, we have no plans to launch search in China," Pichai answered, adding that access to information is "an important human right."

Also at Bloomberg and The Hill.

See also: Sundar Pichai had to explain to Congress why Googling 'idiot' turns up pictures of Trump
Google CEO admits company must better address the spread of conspiracy theories on YouTube
Alex Jones, Roger Stone crash Google CEO hearing
Monopoly man watches disapprovingly as Congress yells at Google's CEO

Previously: Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China, Leaked Documents Reveal
Uproar at Google after News of Censored China Search App Breaks
"Senior Google Scientist" Resigns over Chinese Search Engine Censorship Project
Google Suppresses Internal Memo About China Censorship; Eric Schmidt Predicts Internet Split
Leaked Transcript Contradicts Google's Denials About Censored Chinese Search Engine
Senators Demand Answers About Google+ Breach; Project Dragonfly Undermines Google's Neutrality

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  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 12 2018, @08:42PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 12 2018, @08:42PM (#773661)

    You've posted stupid shit plenty of times before, but this post in particular seems like the veil is lifting off of your true regressive nature. When chided for making pro-trump statements you say you didn't vote for him and he is a jackass, but then you post "Trump is a populist, a loose cannon, who first beat out all the Republicans, and then beat the Democrat running against the R's." which is a total joke now that everyone knows he colluded with Russia and that the GOP has been actively committing election fraud.

    "Google has been waging war against males, whites, heteros, and people of faith, not to mention conservatives, for quite a long while now. Yes, I blame Google."

    You are truly a dumbass, mixed with a jackass, and a little bit of Klan tossed in for good measure.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 12 2018, @09:09PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 12 2018, @09:09PM (#773684)

    It's kinda like that scene in Indiana Jones and whatever, where the Nazi says, "Germany has declared war on the Jones Boys!", except that it is more like "SoylentNews has declared war on the Runawaty1956!" Now Runaway has a war on two fronts, both Goog and SN. Whatever you do, Runaway, do not attempt to invade Russia. Mostly because you are already there.