Many of us accepted employment at Google with the company’s values in mind, including its previous position on Chinese censorship and surveillance, and an understanding that Google was a company willing to place its values above its profits. After a year of disappointments including Project Maven, Dragonfly, and Google’s support for abusers, we no longer believe this is the case. This is why we’re taking a stand.
I mean, along with raising their opinion and protesting, why not quit?
I second this idea. World needs another big tech ecosystem, not tied to Alphabet and Apple. Politics aside, It would be great just for algorithmic innovation and competition if there were alternatives being actively developed, instead of Google taking over everything.
Yet, I am not setting my hopes up. Biz is biz, Google wants a bigger pie of the biggest and fastest growing market.
And what's Spicer going to say, "Oh yeah, it's all legit!" First of all, he's not even one of the 10, and you can tell Trump wouldn't let him in on it. And second of all, if he did say that, it would just make tons of people bombard him with more questions about it, which he really knows nothing about. This is top level Military Intel at the highest level of Classified Clearance.
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Remember when the big tech CEOs had their first meeting with Trump and alot of ppl were dissing them to even meet him. How are you expected to make a change if you aren't even at the table. I'm not saying that Google going into China was to do good. They are in it for the money and your information. I will let at least let them do it and see how things plays out. Worst they will get cut off again.
May I offer a different opinion? First of all make the world a more freedom and better world is the responsibility of all company.
To make that happen , you have to be at least be present in every country including China . But now due to obvious reasons Google is almost 100% blocked from China , so Google have zero influence there while apple and Microsoft both have certain degree of influence there to move the society forward. Some people think dragon fly is a bad starting point and other country will follow the same request, but to be honest if some country want to follow, they will block Google as a whole just like China did. Meanwhile Google is not growing any bigger if without Chinese market and Google employee think they are fine without being present in China should think twice. 1.4billion people is too many to be ignored.
But if you think the company have not responsibility to make the world a better place, then Google will have all the right to keep dragonfly , because why should Google worry about freedom if it is not their responsibility?