Google Employees Protest Planned China Search Engine
This won’t fly. Staff inside the tech giant have circulated a letter about Project Dragonfly, the code name for Google’s developing censored Chinese search engine, saying it raises “urgent moral and ethical issues.” Google pulled out of China in 2010, but CEO Sundar Pichai said yesterday that the company’s interested in reconnecting with its 772 million internet users. Signed by 1,400 employees, the letter called for an ethics review and more company transparency. Pichai told staff that it’s uncertain whether a Chinese product would ever launch.