The billionaire technology investor Peter Teal on Sunday called on the FBI and the CIA to investigate whether Chinese intelligence has penetrated Google, according to a report.
Teil, who supported Trump in 2016 and a board member of Facebook, made his comments during a speech at the National Conservative Conference in Washington. He said the FBI and the CIA should ask Google three questions to determine if the tech giant was compromised by Chinese intelligence, Axios said.
"Number Two: Does Google's senior management believe it has been infiltrated entirely by Chinese intelligence?" [Thill] Thiel then criticizes Google for his decision to work with the Chinese military by refusing to renew his contract with the US Department of Defense. "Number three: Is it because they think they are so infiltrated that they have made a decision for seeming treachery to work with the Chinese military and not with the US military," said Thiel. OK, GOOGLE, LISTEN TO YOU? SMART SPEAKERS OF TECH GIANT LOOK FOR PRIVATE CALLS, INVESTIGATION
Google faces criticism of its work on a censored search engine – Project Dragonfly – which will allow it to return to China after leaving 2010 human rights concerns. Other news reported that Google decided not to renew its Project Maven contract, a controversial military. a program that uses artificial intelligence to improve the guidance of unmanned aircraft – which expired earlier this year.
Google did not respond immediately to Fox News's request for comment.
Louis Cassiano contributed to this report.