Dragonfly was first revealed by The Intercept in August to be the code name for Google's secret mission to build a censored search engine specifically for China, which would blacklist websites on any issues deemed sensitive by Beijing, from human rights to democracy to religion.
Google's modeling was based on data it harvested from a Chinese site it acquired in 2018 from billionaire Cai Wensheng called 265.com.
Google engineers working on Dragonfly obtained large datasets showing queries that Chinese people were entering into the 265.com search engine.
Google's censored search engine Dragonfly that was slated to be launched in China was full of controversies even before it became public. According to insiders, the privacy team was "really pissed". Had to read this to the setting of the Chinese Website 265.com. The data collected was to see what people in mainland China were searching for in order to build a Dragonfly prototype. Earlier it was reported that a special search Dragonfly will have to delete content that the Chinese leadership would regard as undesirable.
Under normal company protocol, analysis of people's search queries is subject to tight constraints and should be reviewed by the company's privacy staff, whose job is to safeguard user rights. Sergey Brin, who was at the helm of Google when the company shut down its China operation in 2010 as a protest, spent his childhood in the former Soviet Union, therefore had first-hand understanding of what censorship is about.
However, there was a catch with Google's idea that proved pretty controversial: the Chinese version of the search engine would have been heavily censored to comply with the country's laws.
'But right now there are no plans to launch in China. Employees feared that by censoring the search engine, Google was compromising its core values.
It's understandable why the privacy concerns would bring Dragonfly to a standstill. Pichai conceded that there was "no plans to launch a search service in China", though he had declined to provide a positive confirmation to the Congress' demand that Google should not launch "a tool for surveillance and censorship in China".
Distillate inventories were up the same week by 712,000 barrels, compared to an expected build of 1.801 million barrels. A drop in US crude stockpiles, though less than expected, has helped boost sentiment, analysts said.
Mr Trump and Schumer jabbed at each other over the import of the midterm elections - and who will be blamed if a shutdown occurs. Interested in Democratic Party? Pelosi and Schumer both implored Trump not to shutdown the government.
She is also exploring whether some of those provisions could also be implemented in the House rules for the next Congress . Tim Walz , Minnesota's Democratic governor-elect and member of the House Agriculture Committee, did not vote, nor did U.S.
Trump had boycotted a Republican presidential debate and held what he described as a fundraiser for veterans instead. The foundation will give away its assets to other nonprofit organizations throughout the next 30 days.
It will be a 50/50 chance when Mauricio Pochettino's side, Tottenham play against surprise Group A winners, Borussia Dortmund. Spanish football pundit and former Real Madrid player and manager Jorge Valdano said: 'Juventus are not happy either.
KCAL9's Evelyn Taft reports the light is believed to have been ice crystals that formed when a meteor hit the Earth's atmosphere. But controllers called the attempt off about 10 minutes before the planned launch, after noticing an issue with the rocket.
It should never have come to this for Klopp's side, but consecutive defeats to Red Star Belgrade and PSG mean that it has. The best form of defence is a good offence... unless you're playing Liverpool . "I'm really looking forward to it".
The official was not authorized to discuss the personnel issue by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. Mr Kelly replaced Reince Priebus in July 2017 with the mission of imposing order in the White House.
The 16-day full government shutdown in October 2013 cost the economy US$24 billion, according to Standard and Poor's. Mr Trump said last week he would be "proud" to shut down his own government if he does not secure the funding.
But the German, who has lost three finals during his time at the club, said there was more to consider than just trophies. Asked how far away United are from being a team in their manager's image, Mourinho said: "Far".
Qualcomm was not pleased by Apple's decision to merely update its phones, releasing a strongly worded statement of its own. Meanwhile, Qualcomm is pushing even harder on Apple, apparently emblazoned by the preliminary injunctions win this week.
Flynn associate arrested on illegal lobbying charges
Flynn has been cooperating with prosecutors after he pleaded guilty to unrelated charges and is due to be sentenced this week. Alptekin stands accused of directing and funding Kian and Flynn's work, and then lying in US filings about his role.
Sanctions will block path to peace, warns North Korea
Trump's tweeted statement came in response, he said, to "many people" asking how the US negotiations with North Korea were going. It was the leader's first public activity in two weeks after visiting a shoe factory in Wonsan earlier this month.
Google CEO reveals why Trump pops up in 'Idiot'
That piece featured a leaked transcript that seemed to suggest that Google was close to launching the search engine. Pichai explained, "We provide search today for any time you type in a keyword".
Eyes in the sky: Weekend meteor shower on
For optimal viewing conditions, the sky must be clear, get as far away from city lights as possible, and face south. Light from the moon makes it harder to see some fainter meteors, so it's best to wait until it sets to head outside.
Theresa May says she won't run in next general election
Many Conservative politicians do not want May to lead the party into that vote, given her poor performance in the UK's 2017 poll. One of her cabinet colleagues is predicting a "long day" but a "solid win". "I will contest that vote with everything I've got".
Trump says he could intervene in Huawei CFO case
Beijing has said that the Hong Kong-based organization for which Kovrig now works was not properly registered in China. Meng is a high-profile executive at Huawei, one of the world's biggest makers of smartphones and networking equipment.