Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Don't Be Evil (Without Us)?

Well that's nice:

Google is planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China that will blacklist websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest, The Intercept can reveal.

If true, of course. Although this isn't the first we've hear of this kind of project. So the name for their new search engine is already clear to me. China is building their high-tech Dystopian State 2.0 and Google apparently has no problem participating in that.

Funny what Google employees do have problems with, no?

Google, hoping to head off a rebellion by employees upset that the technology they were working on could be used for lethal purposes, will not renew a contract with the Pentagon for artificial intelligence work when a current deal expires next year.

Tiananmen Square 2.0 might never happen with the new tools of digital oppression. But if somehow it did, I wonder if Google helps with driverless vehicles too?