Google's prototype Chinese search engine links searches to phone numbers

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The feature on the secret prototype, Dragonfly, would put Chinese citizens at increased risk of government repression

Google’s secret prototype search engine for China reportedly links users’ mobile phone numbers to what search terms they’ve used.

This feature would allow the Chinese government to simply associate searches with individuals, thereby putting Chinese citizens at increased risk of government repression if they search for topics that their government deems politically sensitive, according to the Intercept.

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