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Dragonfly memo details Google’s tracking measures for Chinese search engine

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Google's plans for a Chinese search and news service, known internally as Dragonfly, continue to leak and create controversy. In August, it was revealed that Google would soon reenter the Chinese marketplace, which Google CEO Sundar Pichai denied, calling it "an exploration stage." Then on Sept. 14th, it was reported that Google would track users using their phone number.

Now a new memo gives further details regarding the extent of Dragonfly's tracking. The memo was created and circulated internally by an engineer who was asked to work on the project.

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Dragonfly memo details Google's tracking measures for Chinese search engine was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Dragonfly memo details Google’s tracking measures for Chinese search engine

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Google's plans for a Chinese search and news service, known internally as Dragonfly, continue to leak and create controversy. In August, it was revealed that Google would soon reenter the Chinese marketplace, which Google CEO Sundar Pichai denied, calling it "an exploration stage." Then on Sept. 14th, it was reported that Google would track users using their phone number.

Now a new memo gives further details regarding the extent of Dragonfly's tracking. The memo was created and circulated internally by an engineer who was asked to work on the project.

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Dragonfly memo details Google's tracking measures for Chinese search engine was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google’s censored China search project could include tracking by phone number

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Google has been largely absent from China for several years now, but last month, news broke that it was working on censored versions of Search and News for the country. The reveal sparked outrage, both inside and outside of Google, and at least a few employees have left the company as a result. According to The Intercept, part of the plans include a way for users to be tracked by phone number, and modifying weather data to underscore pollution levels.

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Google's censored China search project could include tracking by phone number was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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