Ryan Gallagher is a U.K.-based investigative journalist whose work at The Intercept is focused on national security and civil liberties.
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The company forced employees to delete the document, which stated that a Chinese partner would have “unilateral access” to user data.
Google’s plan for a censored search engine in China also blacklists terms like “Nobel Prize” and “human rights.”
The specialist said that the plan to resume the censored search engine project in China could endanger dissidents and encourage online repression elsewhere.
A blistering letter from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch calls a forthcoming search engine with blacklists “an alarming capitulation by Google on human rights.”
Co-founder Sergey Brin said he didn’t know about the China plans, which CEO Sundar Pichai said are “in an exploration stage” — despite previous reports.