Senior Google Scientist Resigns Over “Forfeiture of Our Values” in China


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8 weeks ago by davedriesmans
A senior Google research scientist has quit the company in protest over its plan to launch a censored version of its search engine in China. Jack Pou l son…
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8 weeks ago by mathewi
In the six weeks since the revelations about Dragonfly, Google has still not publicly addressed concerns about the project, despite facing a major backlash internally and externally. Earlier this month, Google CEO Sundar Pichai refused to appear at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, where he would have been asked questions about the China censorship. The company has ignored dozens of questions from journalists about the plan and it has stonewalled leading human rights groups, who say that the censored search engine could result in the company “directly contributing to, or [becoming] complicit in, human rights violations.” (Google also did not respond to an inquiry for this story.)

Poulson, 32, who began working for Google in May 2016, told The Intercept that the company’s public silence fueled his sense of frustration. “There are serious worldwide repercussions to this,” he said. “What are Google’s ethical red lines? We already wrote some dow
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8 weeks ago by seatrout
The specialist said that the plan to resume the censored search engine project in China could endanger dissidents and encourage online repression elsewhere.
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8 weeks ago by bradbarrish
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9 weeks ago by jonhew
Jack Pouson worked for Google’s lresearch and machine intelligence department, where he was focused on improving the accuracy of the company’s search systems. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by themagicteeth
"Jack Poulson worked for Google’s research and machine intelligence department, where he was focused on improving the accuracy of the company’s search systems.

In early August, Poulson raised concerns with his managers at Google after The Intercept revealed that the internet giant was secretly developing a Chinese search app for Android devices. The search system, code-named Dragonfly, was designed to remove content that China’s authoritarian government views as sensitive, such as information about political dissidents, free speech, democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest.

After entering into discussions with his bosses, Poulson decided in mid-August that he could no longer work for Google. He tendered his resignation and his last day at the company was August 31.

He told The Intercept in an interview that he believes he is one of about five of the company’s employees to resign over Dragonfly. He felt it was his “ethical responsibility to resign in protest of the forfeiture of our public human rights commitments,” he said."
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A senior Google research scientist has quit the company in protest over its plan to launch a censored version of its search engine in China.

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