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Google Staff Criticise 'Censored China Search Engine'

Google staff protest against reported plans to launch a censored search engine in China.

Hundreds of Google staff members are calling on the company to be more transparent over its plans to launch a censored version of its search engine in China, criticising their employer for making decisions in secret. Reports last month said Google had been working on the new Chinese service, referred to internally as 'Dragonfly'.

Also in the programme: We hear from the first Indian citizen to go to into space; and the social media warning system saving lives in Syria.

(Picture: A laptop computer screen in Beijing shows the homepage of Google in January 2006. Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images.)

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