FRANCISCO (AP) — More than a thousand Google employees have signed a
letter protesting the company's secretive plan to build a search engine
that would comply with Chinese censorship.
letter calls on executives to review ethics and transparency at the
letter's contents were confirmed by a Google employee who helped
organize it but who requested anonymity because of the sensitive nature
of the debate.
letter says employees lack the information required "to make ethically
informed decisions about our work" and complains that most employees
only found out about the project — nicknamed Dragonfly — through media
letter is similar to one thousands of employees had signed in protest of
Project Maven, a U.S. military contract that Google decided in June not