Disclaimer: We may earn a commission if you make any purchase by clicking our links. Please see our detailed guide here.

Follow us on:

Google News

Google kills Chinese search engine Project Dragonfly

Stuti Nandan
Stuti Nandan
Feminist by mind, socialist by heart. Passionate about everything she does, always learn new things with an open mind. A tech savvy and keeps an update about everything happening around, loves reading that is what gives her the best of both world some reality some fantasy.

Join the Opinion Leaders Network

Join the Techgenyz Opinion Leaders Network today and become part of a vibrant community of change-makers. Together, we can create a brighter future by shaping opinions, driving conversations, and transforming ideas into reality.

The under-process Google’s modeling work which is on how the search engine product will be working in the sovereignty of Chinese internet has entirely departed, as per the reports coming in. This decision was taken by the company to respond to all the internal complaints made by the employees about the Dragonfly being hidden from the employees.

Heads of various departments also questioned the secrecy kept regarding Dragonfly, and they also unitedly signed an internal petition to end this project.

The whole modeling of Google done on all the data which was gathered from a Chinese website obtained in the year of 2018 from Cai Wensheng called 265.com. The site operated normally news bulletin with few web search function and general interests which directly routed all the queries to Baidu and then Google was supposed to censor the results and metadata.

All these look like that the private sector had no idea about this project before it was reported and also interrogated engineers regarding Dragonfly charge. 265.com data is now banned for the purpose of modeling as an end result.

One of the sources stated that “The 265 data was integral to Dragonfly, access to the data has been suspended now, which has stopped progress.”

One of the former Google workers fingered out and called China lead a co-originator Scott Beaumont an obstructionist.

Yonatan Zunger said, “Beaumont did not feel that the security, privacy, and legal teams should be able to question his product decisions, and maintained an openly adversarial relationship with them, Quite outside the Google norm.”

Sunder Pichai the CEO stated that there was no official plan by Google to launch a search engine in China or to accommodate it to Great Firewall.


Partner With Us

Digital advertising offers a way for your business to reach out and make much-needed connections with your audience in a meaningful way. Advertising on Techgenyz will help you build brand awareness, increase website traffic, generate qualified leads, and grow your business.

Power Your Business

Solutions you need to super charge your business and drive growth

More from this topic