Google plans for censored search engine for China leaked

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Google left China in January 2010 over censorship and hacking, but is preparing a return
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Google left China in January 2010 over censorship and hacking, but is preparing a return

Google's secret project to build a censored Chinese search engine will be ready to launch in six-to-nine months

Google is planning to re-enter China with a bespoke, filtered search engine compliant with the one-party state's censorship demands. The project, code-named Dragonfly, will censor search terms a...

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