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Google Struggles to Contain Employee Uproar Over China Censorship Plans

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Another example of tech employees disagreeing with the direction there companies are going.

Some analysts have drawn comparisons between the censorship project and Project Maven, a Google initiative to develop artificial intelligence for U.S. military drones. Project Maven sparked an internal revolt within the company, which led to Google canceling the contract. One of Google’s informal corporate principles is don’t be evil” — a standard some of the company’s employees felt Project Maven violated.

Further evidence supporting the need for an ethics model for tech.

Posted on August 5, 2018

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