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Scott Beaumont, VP, China & Korea

December 21, 2018

Scott Beaumont

Google Halts Chinese Search Engine Project ‘Dragonfly’ After Backlash

..... Mr Poulson was a senior research scientist at Google until he resigned in July 2018 in protest at the Dragonfly proposals. Scott Beaumont, Google's leader in China and an indispensable architect of Project Dragonfly said that he didn't feel that his product decisions should be questioned by Google's legal, privacy and security teams. Therefore the search results would have omitted information related to democracy, human rights, peaceful protest, or anything that "threatens" the Communist Party government of China. .....

December 18, 2018

Scott Beaumont

Google’s Secret Chinese Censorship Project Effectively Ends After Employees Revolted

..... ” The company’s privacy team is routinely granted access to Google’s programs to safeguard users’ rights – the team was kept in the dark, according to the report. Scott Beaumont, a key architect of Dragonfly, “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,” Yonatan Zunger, a former Google engineer who worked on the program for several months, told reporters. The company must now rely on data collected from other countries to build up its search engines in China. .....