April 27, 2020 – Google has become a willing tool of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), actively assisting and collaborating with Communist China. Has Google become simply an extension of the CCP itself? Recent information has exposed Google and other Silicon Valley companies as sympathetic to China’s regime with their surveillance and censorship policies.
In May of 2019, Richard Sisk reported on this in an article entitled “Google’s Work With China Eroding US Military Advantage, Dunford Says“ quoting U.S. General Joseph Dunford on the matter:
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford said Thursday that he would likely be meeting next week with Google executives on his concerns that the work Google was doing with China on artificial intelligence and other technologies was undermining the U.S military.
‘This is not about me and Google, this about us looking at the second and third order effects of our business ventures in China [and] the impact it’s going to have on U.S. ability to maintain a competitive military advantage and all that goes with it,’ Dunford said.
Dunford said he had general concerns about other U.S. business ventures in China, but ‘In the case of Google, they were highlighted because they have an artificial intelligence venture in China.’
U.S. companies must realize that in doing business with China, ‘they are automatically required to have a cell of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in that company and that it’s going to lead to that intellectual property from that company finding its way to the Chinese military,’ Dunford said. ‘There’s a distinction without a difference between the CCP and the government and the Chinese military.’
Historically, one of the reasons for the U.S. maintaining a military advantage over other nations has been enduring partnerships between the Pentagon and industry, and Chinese President Xi Jinping has taken a similar path in China’s effort to erase the U.S. advantage, Dunford said.
Unless precautions are taken, U.S. business ventures in China could ‘enable the Chinese military to take advantage of the technology developed in the United States,’ Dunford said.
The remarks at the Atlantic Council event echoed those expressed by Dunford and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing last week on Google and other firms doing business in China while showing reluctance to work with the U.S. military.
Last year, Google announced that it would not renew a contract with the Pentagon for artificial intelligence work, following protests from employees who charged that the technology could be used for lethal purposes.
At the Senate hearing, Shanahan said that Google has shown ‘a lack of willingness to support DoD programs.’
He added that China often uses technology developed in the private sector for military purposes. – Richard Sisk, Military.Com
While the General here is being kind to Google in the way he discusses this, it is a serious problem. It’s not just Google either. Silicon Valley in general has bought into the Communist propaganda.
Matthew Ingram discusses how these Silicon Valley companies risk legitimizing what China is doing to its own citizens. In his article “As China Expands Digital Surveillance, Facebook and Google Risk Legitimizing Regime“ he documents how these big tech companies collude with humans rights abusers:
CHINA HAS MADE IT CLEAR it wants to know everything its citizens are doing at all times, and that it is prepared to develop the resources—whether facial-recognition software or the adoption of a ‘social credit’ system—required to make that a reality. Both Google and Facebook have made it clear they are prepared to help. Will that encourage other countries to engage in the same kinds of surveillance?
New examples of China’s aggressive digital surveillance tactics emerge almost daily. In some cities, facial-recognition is already used to identify people who jaywalk; their names and faces are displayed on huge screens, casting shame on the perps. In other regions, police are experimenting with glasses that have facial-recognition technology, and citizens are subjected to a facial scan before they may drive on a highway or go shopping.
In Xinjiang, a region in northwest China, Uyghur people are vulnerable to some of the most draconian measures, primarily because they are Muslim. Uyghurs must report to police how many people live in their homes and what books they read; worse, in many cases, they are also required to install tracking apps on their smartphones that monitor everything they do online.
Under the social credit system, the way a Chinese citizen behaves both on and offline—not just whether they read certain banned websites or use a VPN, but also whether they jaywalk or block the doors on the train—can make it difficult for them to do things like book transportation tickets, get their children into certain schools, and access other government services.
In China, it’s worth noting, the government doesn’t need expensive gadgets to know what most citizens are doing. Officials can get information about a person’s behavior, attitude, and location from WeChat, a social network owned by Tencent that is used by the vast majority of smartphone owners. Mozur notes, ‘How much do you really need a real-time facial recognition system tracking people in the subway or any of these other incredible next-generation technologies if you already have a tunnel into everyone’s smartphone?’
That’s where the help of massive social platforms like Google and Facebook could be invaluable, since each one could theoretically provide the regime with orders of magnitude more data on Chinese citizens, providing even more ways of monitoring their behavior—whether they are searching for banned terms, discussing forbidden topics, or asking the wrong questions.
Maria Repnikova, a China scholar who serves as the director of the Center for Global Information Studies at Georgia State University, warns that bowing to the country’s demands on censorship and surveillance might validate the Chinese model and encourage other totalitarian states to pursue similar measures. ‘The overwhelming concern about Google and Facebook is that succumbing to the Chinese government and effectively letting them win gives them legitimacy both nationally and internationally,’ she says. ‘We are already seeing a lot of admiration for China’s model in other countries, so why wouldn’t another country ask for a version of that as well?’ – Columbia Journalism Review
Matthew is correct to identify these Silicon Valley monopolies as the “new gatekeepers” but he is stunningly naive if he thinks Google hasn’t already given China secret software. The problem is these large monopolies in Silicon Valley rely on an ever-expanding user base. Facebook in particular was so interested in broadening its user base, it was looking for way to provide large swaths of areas in Africa with Internet.
Some very strange news about Google has gone unaddressed and I believe there is more to the story(s).
The first one is a certain fire from December 12, 2018:
#Update Google employees told the GT the fire on Wednesday morning caused no damage at the Tower B in the Raycom Info Tech Park, which holds Google China’s Beijing office. They were quickly evacuated and are back in the building. pic.twitter.com/Mas1052fvi
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) December 12, 2018
Chinese internet company “Sohu” shares a building with Google in Beijing? That’s a strange coincidence.
Those familiar with internet poster and alleged Trump admin insider “Qanon” will recall post 2587, which address this fire and claims:
This asks if China will be announcing a state-funded, state-run new search engine, and we all remember Google’s Project Dragonfly.
Just 2 days before this fire, a young software engineer at Google was found dead at his desk, with no real cause of death stated:
I’m not saying these two events are definitely related, but it does seem a bit strange.
According to the New York Post:
A ‘vibrant’ Google software engineer was found dead inside the tech giant’s Chelsea headquarters, according to cops and sources.
A janitor found 22-year-old Scott Krulcik unconscious at his work terminal on the sixth floor of the building on Eighth Avenue near West 16th Street around 9 p.m. Friday, police sources said.
EMS workers tried to perform CPR, but to no avail. Krulcik was pronounced dead at the scene. His body did not show any signs of trauma, and there did not appear to be criminality involved, authorities said. The city Medical Examiner’s office will determine the cause of death.
Krulcik, a Saratoga Springs, NY, native who lived in the West Village, did not have a history of medical conditions or substance abuse problems, police sources said.
Neighbors at his West 11th Street walk-up were stunned to hear of his death.
‘Oh my gosh. That’s so sad. I ran into him from time to time in the hallway,’ said one resident who said he moved into the building last fall. ‘He looked just like he did in his photos. Such a nice young, vibrant man.’
He lived on the fifth floor with a roommate, who was also a Google engineer and, like Krulcik, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.
‘They were like two peas in a pod,’ another neighbor said.
Krulcik joined Google as a software engineering intern in May 2016, while he was still enrolled in classes at Carnegie Mellon, according to his personal website.
He interned at the company again the following summer, and graduated in May with a degree in computer science.
Social media profiles for the Saratoga Springs native show he was outspoken and intellectually curious about a broad range of topics from the intersection of tech and public policy to local issues — such as broken tree branches. – New York Post
The article claims there were no “visible signs” of trauma, and that he was found at his desk inside the Chelsea office. They do not say if he had any known health problems or genetic diseases. A Fox News article on the death gives even less information about the cause of death.
Local NewChannel13 affiliate claims the cause of death still remains a mystery. I have to wonder if he learned something he shouldn’t have. Scott is described as someone that was passionate about causes. I wonder what he would have thought about Dragonfly or a Manhattan project for AI between Google and China.
Richard Nieva of CNet reports on Google’s issues with China in a piece titled “Google’s Problems in China are Bigger than Huawei“ that describes Google and how they do business with China:
Google’s troubles in China now include .
For years, the tech giant has been dogged by its relationship with the world’s biggest country. In 2010, Google Sergey Brin cited the government’s ‘totalitarian’ policies, including censorship of the web.after co-founder
Since then, Google has tried to tiptoe back into the huge and appealing market, only to draw the ire of lawmakers and human rights advocates., a censored search product for China, and an AI lab in Beijing have been particularly controversial.
Now Google has to deal with another issue in the country. On May 15, the Trump administration upended the tech world by Qualcomm, Broadcom and Intel — reacted quickly, reportedly cutting off business with the world’s second-largest smartphone maker. Microsoft removed Huawei’s MateBook X Pro laptop from its online store, an apparent reaction to the ban.from doing business with US companies. A host of tech giants —
Google, too, reacted swiftly, saying that it would phones outside China would no longer get access to Google’s Play Store app marketplace and its marquee slate of services, including YouTube and Gmail. The move was on Tuesday after the US said it would issue a 90-day license for US mobile companies to figure out long-term solutions. – CNetwith technical support and that upcoming versions of Huawei’s
If you have been following my show on Patriots’ Soapbox, “Digging Deeper,” you would know that Huawei is essentially a cutout for Chinese Military Intelligence. The founder of Huawei worked for China’s military intelligence apparatus and his daughter Meng was recently arrested in Canada for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Stanford Professor David Baron studied Google’s early relationship with China:
Although my own research draws me to very different conclusions from this professor who seems to think collaborating with China was initially done “in good faith” or with good intentions.
Tech Crunch has reported that Google even had plans to invest in an underwater cable connecting high-speed internet to China:
Google and Facebook seem to have resigned themselves to losing part of the longest and highest-profile internet cable they have invested in to date. In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission last week, the two companies requested permission to activate the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) between the U.S. and the Philippines and Taiwan, leaving its controversial Hong Kong and Chinese sections dormant.
Globally, around 380 submarine cables carry over 99.5 percent of all transoceanic data traffic. Every time you visit a foreign website or send an email abroad, you are using a fiber-optic cable on the seabed. Satellites, even large planned networks like SpaceX’s Starlink system, cannot move data as quickly and cheaply as underwater cables.
When it was announced in 2017, the 13,000-kilometer PLCN was touted as the first subsea cable directly connecting Hong Kong and the United States, allowing Google and Facebook to connect speedily and securely with data centers in Asia and unlock new markets. The 120 terabit-per-second cable was due to begin commercial operation in the summer of 2018.
‘PLCN will help connect U.S. businesses and internet users with a strong and growing internet community in Asia,’ they wrote. ‘PLCN will interconnect … with many of the existing and planned regional and international cables, thus providing additional transmission options in the event of disruptions to other systems, whether natural or manmade.’
Instead it has been PLCN itself that has been disrupted by an ongoing regulatory battle in the U.S. that has become politicized by trade and technology spats with China. – Tech Crunch
While this project has been “abandoned” it is still very telling that such a project was being seriously considered. Google stood to gain financially, and the only reason they didn’t complete the project was because of President Trump’s trade war.
Marvin Dumont of CCN asks, “Is Google a Hypocrite for Developing China’s Artificial Intelligence?“ discussing Google’s curious decision to assist China in developing AI, while simultaneously declining to work with the Pentagon.
Google will meet next week with America’s military brass to allay Washington’s concerns that it’s helping China’s artificial intelligence (AI) program while refusing to assist the Pentagon with tech initiatives.
Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford said on Thursday that the internet giant is ‘assisting the Chinese military in advancing technology,’ and such an effort ‘is not in U.S. national interests.’ He made the remarks at Atlantic Council event, an American think-tank.
At last week’s Senate testimony, he said Google ‘indirectly benefits the Chinese military.’ At the same congressional hearing, acting secretary of defense Patrick Shanahan voiced concerns that American innovation is being used against itself. That is, U.S. tech is stolen by China only to weaken America’s businesses and military competitive edge.
U.S. leaders are concerned that Google opened an artificial intelligence lab in Beijing in 2017. The lab develops software such as TensorFlow, a popular AI tool that has been downloaded two million times by Chinese users. It also conducts research on natural-language understanding and market algorithms.
Among its many applications, TensorFlow (an open-source project) is used for machine-learning to classify, perceive, understand and predict outcomes based on massive data. Critics say the capability intimidates the west given that Beijing will likely use AI and machine-learning for military, spying and other threatening purposes.
America’s and China’s artificial intelligence programs are considered among the most advanced in the world. – CCN
The issue goes much deeper than simply assisting China with AI while refusing to work with the Pentagon. It’s about the adaptation of the CCP mindset. Google in fact praises the CCP and has advocated for similar policies. These technologies all have military applications and China’s rush to dominate AI is about the new weapons systems of the future.
Rothschild-owned Reuters even had to acknowledge that the work Google is doing in China does indeed benefit China’s military:
The United States’ top general said on Thursday that the Chinese military was benefiting from the work Alphabet Inc’s Google was doing in China, where the technology giant has long sought to have a bigger presence.
‘The work that Google is doing in China is indirectly benefiting the Chinese military,’ Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
‘We watch with great concern when industry partners work in China knowing that there is that indirect benefit,’ he said. ‘Frankly, ‘indirect’ may be not a full characterization of the way it really is, it is more of a direct benefit to the Chinese military.’
Last year Google said it was no longer vying for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the U.S. Defense Department, in part because the company’s new ethical guidelines do not align with the project.
In June, Google said it would not renew a contract to help the U.S. military analyze aerial drone imagery when it expires, as the company sought to defuse an internal uproar over the deal. – Reuters
It should disturb everyone that all of these U.S. companies are so heavily invested in a strategic adversary.
Bloomberg reports of the Google and China Artificial Intelligence (AI) relationship:
Even Peter Thiel has called Google out for this and has suggested they be “investigated” by the CIA and FBI.
The above piece poses the question: what “team” will U.S. tech companies ultimately choose? US or China? Here's where their choice currently stands. https://t.co/L2nGZUF0dX
— Rachel Bovard (@rachelbovard) April 27, 2020
Unfortunately I have to agree with Admiral William McRaven, despite his being a crazy, Hillary Clinton-loving deep state asset. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
We have been covering China’s expansion into and colonization of Africa, under the guise of “humanitarian” aid and “infrastructure” investments, aka shakedowns and takeovers.
Qu Dongyu becomes first Chinese national ( from a country that produces fake rice, fake eggs, contaminated pet foods & has to import baby formulas) to head UN food and agriculture agency | South China Morning Post
— BenTallmadge (@BenKTallmadge) June 23, 2019
This is very similar to how China is starting to infiltrate the United Nations (UN). The irony of China being appointed to a UN human rights counsel is stunning. And now China is colonizing the UN, currently heading three UN agencies:
- The International Civil Aviation Organisation
- UN Industrial Development Organisation
- UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs
This is how they get a foot in, and slowly start to co-opt and colonize organizations which are foolish (or corrupt) enough to work with them. Google is a perfect example of how China is able to slowly change a culture inside these organizations so that they become simply extensions of the CCP apparatus itself.
Now there is no difference between Google and the CCP, they advocate for the same economic, tech and health policies and for the centralization of power. Like communist China, Google seeks to control and “shape” the world and they see China as an ally in this agenda.