Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal said on Sunday that CIA should investigate Google. According to the reports from Axios, he wants the CIA to probe Google for seemingly being treasonous by aiding Chinese intelligence. Mr. Thiel, a board member of Facebook was speaking at the National Conservation Conference in Washington focused on three questions over his speech.
Peter Thiel reportedly said asked Google three questions. Following are the three questions:
#1 “Number one, how many foreign intelligence agencies have infiltrated your Manhattan Project for AI?
#2 Number two, does Google’s senior management consider itself to have been thoroughly infiltrated by Chinese intelligence?
#3 Number three, is it because they consider themselves to be so thoroughly infiltrated that they have engaged in the seemingly treasonous decision to work with the Chinese military and not with the US military… because they are making the sort of bad, short-term rationalistic [decision] that if the technology doesn’t go out the front door, it gets stolen out the backdoor anyway?”
He also said that the question need not be asked by the FBI but CIA. Peter also burst out on Alphabet that owns Google for its work in China. This is not the first time, Google has been grilled on the national platform. Last year, Google came under fire when it was revealed that it’s working on a controversial secret project in China.
According to the people close to the matter, Google did a secret project to get back into the country’s web search market after years of absence. But after hundreds of employees protested against the project “Dragonfly”, Google eventually had put down the tombstone on the project.
Last year, Google said it will not revenue the contract to work with the U.S. Department of Defense on the matter of analyzing the drone videos using Artificial intelligence. Google Cloud CEO announced to not renew the contract after employees protested for aggressively taking military projects.