Google Got In Bed With the NSA While NSA Flirts with Microsoft & Apple
May 6, 2014
Updated: February 17, 2016, Both Google AND Apple sold out consumers in 2014 when they knowingly & willingly got in bed with NSA. It’s now inconsistent & contradictory for either company to take a stand against the FBI, where they provided them with the back door.
Google has had a closer relationship with the U.S.National Security Agency (NSA) than its previous protests of government surveillance might indicate.
That’s the picture indicated by a new batch of emails, made public today by the Al Jazeera news network.
While the emails indicate that Google has been involved in meetings with the NSA on security matters, there is no evidence from the correspondence so far that the tech giant knew or participated in efforts by the NSA to secretly capture data about Google services users. Al Jazeera said that it expects to receive dozens more emails under its FOIA request.
Email correspondence also indicates that the NSA stepped out on Goggle with other tech giants and had been regularly meeting with the:
“A group (primarily Google, Apple and Microsoft) recently came to agreement on a set of core security principles. When we reach this point in our projects we schedule a classified briefing for the CEOs of key companies to provide them a brief on the specific threats we believe can be mitigated and to seek their commitment for their organization to move ahead … Google’s participation in refinement, engineering, and deployment of the solutions will be essential.”
And let’s cue the pathological lies and verbal outbursts:
“We work really hard to protect our users from cyberattacks, and we always talk to experts — including in the U.S. government — so we stay ahead of the game. It’s why Sergey attended this NSA conference.” Al Jazeera
Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” mantra is certainly beginning to look like inconsistent and contradictory language to their actions. Scott Jenson Google product strategist invited himself to speak at a conference today:
But according to aValleywag report Scott Jenson angrily stormed out of a conference in San Francisco Tuesday, 30 minutes before he was scheduled to deliver a keynote address—a week after inviting himself onto the program via Twitter.
“I am Google,” he told a woman working at the registration desk of the Internet of Things Expo. “I do not speak to small groups.”
And then he left. Someone was channeling their inner Linda Evangelista, weren’t they? (“I don’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day” ) But we do know who Goggle will get in bed with, for a lot less.