Database in Taiwan may support Google’s Chinese ‘censorship engine’

A suppressed Google memo reportedly claims ‘Dragonfly’ will provide a ‘Chinese partner’ with ‘unilateral access’ to all user data via database located in Taiwan

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/09/22
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New information has emerged concerning the proposed Google search engine and suite of applications being designed to meet the censorship standards of the Chinese Communist Party.

The “Dragonfly” search engine project also potentially involves a server located in Taiwan, according to the most recent Intercept report.

According to the report, the application suite will require users to log-in to an account linked to their phone number before they can perform searches or utilize other services. User accounts will also be tracked by location via smart devices and log-in IP information.

Most disconcerting of all, according to a memo that Google executives have reportedly ordered destroyed, the suite of applications is being designed to provide a “Chinese partner” with “unilateral access” to all of the data collected by Dragonfly.

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