“Dragonfly” Brings Google Into Conflict With Employees

business_ethics_highlights_2Google seems to be at odds with its own employees (some of them? Most of them?) over a possible foray into China.

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LINK: Google’s censored search engine for China is sparking a moral crisis within the company (by Alexia Fernández Campbell for Vox)

An internal battle is playing out at Google’s offices in Silicon Valley and around the globe.

After news leaked in August that the company was secretly developing a censored search engine for China, more than 1,400 employees have signed a letter demanding more transparency and accountability about the project’s potential impact on human rights. The controversy has reportedly prompted at least five Google employees to quit in protest.

Now Google is reportedly cracking down on employees who say the tool will also allow a Chinese partner to closely track and monitor users….

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