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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 Alex Jones 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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By heulenwolf on 11/1/2006 10:20:30 AM , Rating: 2
I don't see the issue here. If we know these two things:
1) Terrorists are using web pages to communicate propaganda and orchestrate attacks
2) Google stores an entire copy of the internet which is constantly updated on their servers
...why wouldn't we want the CIA to have access to Google's resources? Since the accuser didn't specify anything about the nature of the alleged alliance between Google and the CIA, I'd guess that the CIA is simply trying to find terrorists faster if the alliance actually exists. Sorry guys, but I doubt the CIA cares about whether you prefer sheep (unless you're applying for a job there;).

Imagine if the story had, instead, been reported that the CIA was duplicating Google's efforts by storing their own copy of the internet on hundreds of thousands of computers - as Google does - and attempting to redo all of Google's work in indexing it cleverly and optimizing code for fast searches and caching and reliability, everyone would be complaining that its a waste of our tax dollars: they should just get it from Google.

By Wwhat on 11/2/2006 1:28:57 AM , Rating: 2
Google's job is NOT being cop. the cops are the cops, companies are companies.
Also google is international, and they agreed to certain EU/international rules too.
Also one man's terrorist is another man's freedomfighter, even inside america.
The republicans are slowly starting to call anybody that is democrat terrorist right now, where will that end? the twerp in the whitehouse has a long time to go yet.

By heulenwolf on 11/7/2006 8:07:04 PM , Rating: 2
Google is a business which can define its job however it likes. If they would like to sell their services to the US government, that's their right.

In response to the American Freedomfighter comment, every American had their chance to make a difference today by casting their votes on a whole range of local, state, and national issues. If elections don't happen enough for you, call the private media. They will actively help you investigate and expose whatever injustice you have to point out, especially if it has to do with the CIA operating inside the US which is a violation of its charter.

"We can't expect users to use common sense. That would eliminate the need for all sorts of legislation, committees, oversight and lawyers." -- Christopher Jennings

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