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Title    Google CEO Sundar Pichai Testifies before the U.S. Congress
Date    Wednesday December 12 2018, @02:14PM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the LMGTFY dept.
https://soylentnews.org/politics/article.pl?sid=18/12/12/045252

takyon writes:

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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Links

  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "Google's Sundar Pichai was grilled on privacy, data collection, and China during congressional hearing" - https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/11/google-ceo-sundar-pichai-testifies-before-congress-on-bias-privacy.html
  3. "House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday" - https://judiciary.house.gov/press-release/house-judiciary-committee-to-hold-hearing-with-google-ceo-2/
  4. "Google declined to send him or Alphabet CEO Larry Page" - https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/01/google-ceo-sundar-pichai-declines-invite-to-testify-in-senate.html
  5. "sparked anger" - https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/05/senate-intelligence-committee-shaming-google-alphabet-empty-chair.html
  6. "portrayed Google as trying to skirt scrutiny" - https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/01/google-ceo-sundar-pichai-declines-invite-to-testify-in-senate.html
  7. "hearing was titled" - https://judiciary.house.gov/press-release/house-judiciary-committee-to-hold-hearing-with-google-ceo-2/
  8. "plan to launch a censored search engine in China" - https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/29/google-worker-strike-discussions-on-project-dragonfly-censored-search.html
  9. "The Intercept first reported details" - https://theintercept.com/2018/08/01/google-china-search-engine-censorship/
  10. "Bloomberg" - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-10/google-ceo-backs-privacy-law-denies-bias-in-remarks-to-congress
  11. "The Hill" - https://thehill.com/policy/technology/420795-google-ceo-says-building-censored-search-engine-for-china-is-a-limited
  12. "Sundar Pichai had to explain to Congress why Googling 'idiot' turns up pictures of Trump" - https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/11/18136114/trump-idiot-image-search-result-sundar-pichai-google-congress-testimony
  13. "Google CEO admits company must better address the spread of conspiracy theories on YouTube" - https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/11/google-ceo-admits-company-must-better-address-the-spread-of-conspiracy-theories-on-youtube/
  14. "Alex Jones, Roger Stone crash Google CEO hearing" - https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/11/alex-jones-roger-stone-google-ceo-hearing-1055994
  15. "Monopoly man watches disapprovingly as Congress yells at Google's CEO" - https://thenextweb.com/google/2018/12/11/monopoly-guy-watches-disapprovingly-as-congress-yells-at-googles-ceo/
  16. "Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China, Leaked Documents Reveal" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/08/02/2246238
  17. "Uproar at Google after News of Censored China Search App Breaks" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/08/06/025230
  18. ""Senior Google Scientist" Resigns over Chinese Search Engine Censorship Project" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/09/14/016253
  19. "Google Suppresses Internal Memo About China Censorship; Eric Schmidt Predicts Internet Split" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/09/23/0142231
  20. "Leaked Transcript Contradicts Google's Denials About Censored Chinese Search Engine" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/10/10/1852231
  21. "Senators Demand Answers About Google+ Breach; Project Dragonfly Undermines Google's Neutrality" - https://soylentnews.org/politics/article.pl?sid=18/10/15/0649250
  22. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=30571

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