Google Reportedly Made a Censored Search Engine for China



According to undisclosed sources, Google has built a censored version of their search engine specifically designed to fit the requirements of the Chinese online search market reports The Intercept.

Dragonfly is the name of the censorship-powered search engine made by Google for China, an Android search engine which automatically assigns the user's search queries to their phone numbers, allowing the government to keep a very close eye on what each of their citizens is doing on the Internet.

“This is very problematic from a privacy point of view, because it would allow far more detailed tracking and profiling of people’s behavior. Linking searches to a phone number would make it much harder for people to avoid the kind of overreaching government surveillance that is pervasive in China,” said Human Rights Watch's Cynthia Wong.


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