Former Agent Says Google and CIA in Partnership
October 31, 2006 5:00 PM
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Could Google be a spook?
Is Google's quest to manage the world's information leading straight to the CIA?
Former CIA clandestine case officer Robert David Steele made some very hot comments on his appearance on the
radio show. Steele cites his contacts within the agency with the information that Google and the CIA are involved with one another.
Steele said, "I think that Google has made a very important strategic mistake in dealing with the secret elements of the U.S. government - that is a huge mistake and I’m hoping they’ll work their way out of it and basically cut that relationship off."
In reference to Google's
fight against the U.S. Department of Justice
for the privacy of its users, Steele claims that it was an elaborate charade intended for the public eye.
"Google was a little hypocritical when they were refusing to honor a Department of Justice request for information because they were heavily in bed with the Central Intelligence Agency, the office of research and development," concluded Steele.
From reports, Steele did not bring evidence to light in order to back up his claims, and neither Google nor the CIA are yet commenting on the matter.
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BASICS of Journalism
11/1/2006 2:53:37 AM
"From reports, Steele did not bring evidence to light in order to back up his claims, "
Unquote- Then how do you(the author of this article) expect
us the readers to believe this story.
There is not a shred of evidence to back up his claims,no
journalist of repute would even bother to hear such a story,
let alone PUBLISH IT.
Google could drag you to court,for bringing them into disrepute for publishing such a story.
I am quite sure the CIA forbids its current & ex employees from speaking/writing/publishing anything about their years in
employment with the agency.Their work contract clearly
forbids them to reveal any information,that they had access
to.There is something called SECRECY.
RE: BASICS of Journalism
11/1/2006 3:45:51 AM
I think you confuse what you think is news with what is news.
The fact an ex-CIA agent of repute alerts the public of a covert cooperation between the CIA and Google is news in and of itself.
The fact he has no substantial evidence to back it up is irrelevant to the news itself.
Regarding the legitimacy of the claim, you can debate whether he is a liar.. or telling the truth as it concerns the greater good of the public, and how the 'do no evil' bullshit from google is just that.. bullshit.
So regarding the legitimacy of your claim against this CIA-agent, I'd tell you to shut up unless you have proof that he is lying.
RE: BASICS of Journalism
11/1/2006 9:42:53 AM
"covert cooperation between the CIA and Google is news in and of itself."
This news first appeared in FEB 2006 ,8 months ago .
It’s NO big news now, when it wasn’t then.
"unless you have proof that he is lying."
You neither have proof that he is telling the TRUTH.
You neither have proof that there is a Google/CIA cooperation.
Infact NOBODY has proof/evidence to accuse Google of such
NOBODY IS GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN.
"The fact he has no substantial evidence to back it up is irrelevant to the news itself. "
You cannot ACCUSE somebody of doing something wrong without
evidence to back up-ITS ILLEGAL & THE NEWS ITSELF IS IRRELVANT worth its place in the garbage can.
I am not a google hater like you nor a Google fan.
RE: BASICS of Journalism
11/2/2006 1:22:18 AM
"NOBODY IS GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN."
Uhm, congress and bush say otherwise nowadays
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