Duncan pitches newspaper digitization project

The Dundas County Archives handles paper mementoes exclusively — although some are a little more elaborate, such as this framed display photo from the Morrisburg Model School of 1897. January 28, 2019 SDG — The Dundas County Archives is asking for up to $200,000 in local taxpayer dollars to digitize old newspapers. Archives board member […]

Google employees register fresh protests against ‘Project D…

The Internet giant designed a censored version for China search engine to blacklist information about human rights, democracy, peaceful protest, and religion. (Image Credit: Wikimedia) Google’s offices in the US, UK, Canada, India, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Sweden, Switzerland, and Denmark witnessed renewed protests by human rights groups over its plan to re-enter China through […]

Why is Google Terminating its Secret Search Engine ‘Project…

Company claims the data analysis system used to feed the project has been terminated Even as China’s persecution of over one million Uighurs gained international attention, its tightened surveillance and censorship apparatus suffered a major blow. In August 2018, Ryan Gallagher of The Intercept wrote revealed how Google was involved in creating a search engine […]

German Neo-Nazis Fell for Art Project and Outed Themselves

A leftist art collective in Germany said they were launching a project to identify neo-Nazi rioters. In reality, it was a hoax to trick neo-Nazis into outing themselves. This summer unleashed a wave of violence in Chemnitz, Germany, where far-right extremists chased down immigrants and threw fascist salutes during a multi-day rally. Nazi-era salutes are illegal […]

Over 600 Google Employees Are Demanding An End To Project …

Google’s Project Dragonfly, the controversial project for a censored search product for China, has sparked two separate letters from the company’s employees arguing either for or against the project. As of Friday, however, a letter in opposition of the project had amassed more than 600 signatures, eclipsing the reported figure of a separate letter defending […]

Shun China search engine project, employees tell Google

San Francisco: Renewing their public protests, hundreds of Google employees have demanded in an open letter withdrawal of “Project Dragonfly,” Google’s effort to create a censored search engine for the Chinese market. “Our opposition to Dragonfly is not about China: we object to technologies that aid the powerful in oppressing the vulnerable, wherever they may […]