Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Former Facebook Security Chief: ‘Completely Reasonable’ to Believe Foreign Governments Have ‘Subverted’ Big Tech - Breitbart News Network

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Former Facebook Security Chief: ‘Completely Reasonable’ to Believe Foreign Governments Have ‘Subverted’ Big Tech

LUCAS NOLAN

Former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos recently backed billionaire investor and Trump supporter Peter Thiel on claims that foreign governments could have infiltrated the Masters of the Universe.

Former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos recently backed up Paypal co-founder and Facebook board member Peter Thiel on his comments relating to the influence of foreign governments on American tech firms.
During a recent interview with Tucker Carlson, TrThiel commented on Google’s relationship with China stating: “I think the Chinese are confident enough, the Ministry of State Security is likely to have infiltrated Google, and then I think the Google management has sort of a decision of either letting the software go out the front door, or figuring, it will get stolen anyway and go out the back door.” Thiel, a supporter of President Donald Trump, recently gave a speech in which he called Google “treasonous” based on the company’s work with communist China.
Facebook’s former security chief, Alex Stamos, took to Twitter to comment on Thiel’s statement, saying that it is “completely reasonable to assume that MSS and SVR have subverted employees at major tech companies. MSS stands for the Chinese Ministry of State Security while SVR stands for Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation, SVR RF.
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CNBC recently reported that former White House cybersecurity chief Richard Clarke, who also served as the White House counterterrorism coordinator under former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, also agrees with Thiel. “Here’s what I think is true: Google refused to work for the Pentagon on artificial intelligence. If you turn around and you work on artificial intelligence in China, and you don’t really know what they’re going to do with that, I think there’s an issue.”
Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News covering issues of free speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan or email him at lnolan@breitbart.com