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Ryan Gallagher

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United Kingdom

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  • The Intercept
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  • firstlook.org
  • Slate

Past articles by Ryan:

Surveillance Technology Will Only Get More Intense After Covid

Some fear that governments could exploit the pandemic to usher in broad invasive powers long after the crisis has passed. → Read More

How U.S. Tech Giants Are Helping to Build China’s Surveillance State

A nonprofit led by Google and IBM executives is working with Semptian, whose technology is monitoring the internet activity of 200 million people in China. → Read More

China Bans The Intercept and Other News Sites in “Censorship Black Friday”

The crackdown also impacts The Guardian, Washington Post, NBC News, and others, and may be related to the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. → Read More

Google Employees Uncover Ongoing Work on Censored China Search

A group of employees said Google made hundreds of changes to smartphone apps for the controversial project, thought to be defunct. → Read More

New Site Exposes How Apple Censors Apps in China

The site shows which apps —from human rights groups, the New York Times, and virtual private networks — have been removed from Apple's app store in China. → Read More

Google Faces Renewed Protests and Criticism Over China Search Project

Investors, human rights advocates, and staffers continue to criticize Google for a project to bring censored search back to China. → Read More

Google’s Secret China Project “Effectively Ended” After Internal Confrontation

Google reassigned several groups of engineers away from a planned censored search engine after a rift over its use of real internet queries in China for testing. → Read More

Google CEO Hammered by Members of Congress on China Censorship Plan

Sundar Pichai told the House Judiciary Committee that Google has “no plans to launch a search service in China.” → Read More

Rights Groups Up Pressure on Google Over China Censorship Ahead of Congressional Hearing

Google will risk being "complicit in human rights violations" if it brings censored search back to China, said a coalition of more than 60 groups from around the world. → Read More

Google Shut Out Privacy and Security Teams From Secret China Project

Google executives ignored internal warnings about their censored China search plan and theatened employees would be fired if they spoke out. → Read More

Hundreds of Google Employees Tell Bosses To Cancel Censored Search Amid Worldwide Protests

Joining a day of protest led by Amnesty International, the workers have gone public with a letter rebuking their bosses. → Read More

Google CEO Tells Senators That Censored Chinese Search Engine Could Provide “Broad Benefits”

Google CEO Sundar Pichai refused to answer a list of questions from a bipartisan group of six senators. → Read More

Leaked Transcript of Private Meeting Contradicts Google’s Official Story on China

Publicly, Google executive Ben Gomes has called the censored search engine “an exploration.” Privately, he wanted it completed “as soon as possible.” → Read More

Former Google Scientist Tells Senate to Act Over Company’s “Unethical and Unaccountable” China Censorship Plan

Google staff “actively subverted” an internal review of a search engine for China that would blacklist terms like “human rights,” ex-Google employee said. → Read More

Google Suppresses Memo Revealing Plans to Closely Track Search Users in China

The company forced employees to delete the document, which stated that a Chinese partner would have “unilateral access” to user data. → Read More

Google China Prototype Links Searches to Phone Numbers

Google’s plan for a censored search engine in China also blacklists terms like “Nobel Prize” and “human rights.” → Read More

Senior Google Scientist Resigns Over “Forfeiture of Our Values” in China

The specialist said that the plan to resume the censored search engine project in China could endanger dissidents and encourage online repression elsewhere. → Read More

World’s Leading Human Rights Groups Tell Google to Cancel Its China Censorship Plan

A blistering letter from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch calls a forthcoming search engine with blacklists “an alarming capitulation by Google on human rights.” → Read More

Google Staff Tell Bosses China Censorship is “Moral and Ethical” Crisis

Google is facing mounting pressure inside and outside the company over its plans for a censored search engine in China. → Read More

Google Censorship Plan Is “Not Right” and “Stupid,” Says Former Google Head of Free Expression

Lokman Tsui said a planned censored search engine will put Google in a weak position and alienate employees. → Read More