It seems likely Bezos was referring to Google as the big-tech-back-turner putting United States interests on the back burner.
Speaking at the Wired 25 conference in San Francisco, Pichai seemed to confirm that. That means that the search engine that Google hopes to launch in this country will have to comply with the laws and regulations imposed by the Chinese government.
Pichai was also asked about Google's possible plan to once again offer a search engine in China.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai affirms, without debating the Chinese censorship of the Internet, that Google in China would satisfy not less than 99% of the Chinese citizens.
"It's initial, we don't know whether we would or could do this in China however we felt like it was essential for us to investigate".
"We deeply respect what they do to protect our country", Pichai said of the USA armed forces.
The tech giant's executives are happy with the search engine's performance and they believe it is in accordance with the company's values, Pichai said at an event hosted by Wired magazine.
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Through internal tests, he said Google found it would be able serve "well over 99% of queries".
Google famously left the Chinese market eight years ago because it was no longer willing to have search results censored. In June, Google declined to renew a contract with the Pentagon after employees and outside groups said they were concerned about the use of artificial intelligence in weaponry.
Mr Poulson was a senior research scientist at Google until he resigned in July 2018 in protest at the Dragonfly proposals.
He also said Google will work with the United States armed forces in the future and "greatly respects what they do to protect our country". "Today people either get fake cancer treatments or they actually get useful information", he said.
Pichai appears, as of late, more concerned with acceptance in China than anything his employees, the media, or the U.S. government has to say. He did write to senators on 31 August, but his letter didn't provide much additional information on the project.
Pichai said that by offering a search engine in China again, the company would be able to provide users with better information than what's available on important subjects, such as cancer treatments.
Earlier this month, US Vice-President Mike Pence called for Google to immediately halt work on Dragonfly, saying in a speech that it would "strengthen Communist Party censorship and compromise the privacy of Chinese customers". That includes being open to plans for working with the Government in the future, perhaps in areas including cybersecurity and transportation planning.