What Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s visit to Congress taught us (spoiler: not a lot)

What Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s visit to Congress taught us (spoiler: not a lot)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s three-hour appearance before the US House Judiciary Committee yesterday left us largely none the wiser, besides confirming how clueless most politicians are on technology.

What we learned: Despite his best evasive efforts, Pichai confirmed that Google is working on reentering the Chinese market—referring to the controversial search project “Dragonfly.” In a series of carefully worded statements Pichai said the project was an “internal” one and that there were no plans to launch a product in China “right now.” He also expressed support for a national data protection law in the US, describing the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation as a “well-thought-out Read more