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Google CEO finally confirms secret censored Chinese search engine, is very happy with it

Google is finally going on the record with its once-secret Project Dragonfly, a censorship-friendly search engine for the people of China. Speaking at the Wired 25 Summit, Google CEO Sundar Pichai not only confirmed the existence of the project but
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Google's secret China censorship project shares a name with Sergey Brin's mega-yacht

Well, this is awkward.  As Google employees continue to protest their company's no-longer secret plan to launch a censored version of its search engine in China, one little detail seems to have gone largely unremarked. Namely, that the project
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Republicans think social media companies censor opposing political viewpoints

I guess it's easier than just admitting your tweets are bad. A majority of Republicans surveyed by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center claim that the technology companies of the world are liberal, and, what's more, that social media companies
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Eurovision cancels Chinese broadcast due to LGBTQ censorship

Following allegations of LBGTQ and tattoo censorship, the remainder of this year's Eurovision Song Contest will no longer be broadcast in China. The decision comes from Eurovision's organiser, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), who terminated
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Chinese reporter's viral eye roll gets censored on social media

China's annual "two sessions" meetings are as serious as they come when it comes to political affairs. Taking place in Beijing, the event predictably gets extensive coverage in China. Yet a viral eye roll by reporter Liang Xiangyi has upstaged the
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'Lady Bird' gets censored for Australian release

For a country which throws around the c-word like it's going out of fashion, Australians won't be able to hear it said in the critically-acclaimed Lady Bird. Greta Gerwig's Oscar-nominated film has been cut by Universal Pictures to satisfy an M
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4 things you can’t buy in America (for some reason)

From:   By: Josh Urich Via: 4 things you can’t buy in America (for some reason) you live in
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How Solar-Paneled "Plug-And-Play Donkeys" Bring The Internet To Turkish Sheepherders

From:   By: Victor Kotsev Via: Phone out of power? Recharge it with a plug-and-play donkey. No, really:
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Mozilla is human

From: Via: Mozilla is human. (HT @johnolilly)I’m fine with Silicon Valley being heavily liberal. I’m fine if they want to
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How Dropbox Knows When You’re Sharing Copyrighted Stuff (Without Actually Looking At Your Stuff)

From:   By: Greg Kumparak Via: How Dropbox Knows When You’re Sharing Copyrighted Stuff (Without Actually Looking At Your