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For example a CTO could say unilaterally "no, we won't help build the great search firewall for China".

That would be absurd, as such decision has no technical merit.




>That would be absurd, as such decision has no technical merit.

You think a CTO's job is only to decide which technologies to use?


I don't think you have any interest in discussion. CTO's role is of course not just technology related but he can't just veto the management without reason. There are pros and cons to both side for google, and I will be damned if moral reason was not considered when the decision was made, even when there is no CTO.


Yeah, this is my point. CEOs are often too detached from the technology to understand the moral/privacy implications of practically anything.


How is technology at all related to moral implication? That is like too simplistic view of Google CEO that he does not understand privacy implication.


No but that's not a CTO decision.




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