Google Employees Threaten To Quit Over Deep State Backdoor Project Maven
A year ago, the term “deep state” was the province of Edward Snowden acolytes and fans of paperback espionage thrillers.
The Deep State Is Real
The existence of a “deep state” or “shadow government” with networks of unelected powerful people who formulate and push policy behind the scenes and then get captured members of Congress to vote on it is pretty much undeniable.
What seems to unite these various people and institutions is an almost religious belief in U.S. imperial dominance, as well as the idea that this empire should be largely governed by an unaccountable oligarchy of billionaires and assorted technocrats. We see the results of this worldview all around us with endless wars, an unconstitutional domestic surveillance state and the destruction of the middle class. These are the fruits of deep state ideology, and a clear reason why it should be dismantled and replaced by genuine governance by the people before they lead the U.S. to total disaster.
Allegedly, Google has become very much a willing part of this deep state, with Eric Schmidt being the primary driving force that has propelled the company into its contemporary role not just as a search engine monopoly, but also as a powerful and undemocratic tech arm of the shadow government.
4,000 Google Employees Threaten To Quit Over ‘Deep State’ Collusion
Over a dozen Google employees have quit and a further 4,000 are threatening to walk out over the company’s ongoing ties to the ‘Deep State’.
Amid a total media blackout, thousands of Google workers are demanding that Google end their participation in a ‘Deep State’ project with the Pentagon called Project Maven.
Some claimed that Google is increasingly less transparent with employees about contentious decisions and seems less concerned about objections from staffers than it used to be. “I wasn’t happy just voicing my concerns internally,” one employee who left told Gizmodo. “The strongest possible statement I could take against this was to leave.”
Opposition to Maven seems to be growing inside Google. As of about a month ago, around 3,100 employees had signed the petition. Approximately 5.4 percent of the workforce have now voiced their concern.
Yet Google is forging ahead with Maven, noting that because the technology used in the project is open source, the military could use it regardless of the company’s direct involvement.
Some of the employees who have resigned and the petitioners claim Maven runs contrary to Google’s ethos — the mantra “don’t be evil” has long been at the heart of Google’s principles.
The company has insisted that the AI is not being used for combat operations, but its involvement has still upset many within its ranks. Meanwhile, AI and ethics academics who are supporting the petition also want Google to back a treaty banning autonomous weapons systems, and suggested that Google’s obligations extend beyond America’s interests as they are tied to a global user base.
Google And Geek Squad: Arms Of The Deep State?
We’ve recently learned that both Google and the computer repair company Geek Squad have been deeply involved with national security agencies to conduct illegal searches of their customers’ computers and to help develop surveillance technology that may well be used against its customers. What are the dangers of “private” companies hooking up with the US national security establishment and even the “deep state”?
Is Google A Search Engine Or ‘Deep State’ Organ?
The Alt-Right Thinks 5G Network Plans Are a Deep State Conspiracy Spearheaded By Google
Conspiracy theorists say they’ve found evidence that Google is involved in the already-abandoned plan to build a nationalized 5G network.
That all changed recently when a leaked PowerPoint deck and memo produced by a senior National Security Council official indicated that Trump advisors had at least fleetingly eyed a proposal to nationalize America’s looming 5G networks. The report notes the proposal was considered as part of a conversation about shoring up the nation’s cyber-defenses.
“The best way to do this, the memo argues, is for the government to build a network itself,” the report states. “It would then rent access to carriers like AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.”
After the leaked proposal resulted in all manner of hand wringing in the media and among political pundits, the Trump administration was quick to state that the proposal was dated and never seriously considered. Trump’s own FCC shot down the idea, and the official behind the memo has already resigned from the administration and returned to the Air Force.
Deep State Mobile: Google Helps Lead the Charge For Socialized 5G That Would Eliminate Internet Privacy https://t.co/8RQ3cA44dr
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— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) February 7, 2018
“This would create a system by which deep state could backdoor in whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted”
Gateway Pundit, for example, published a piece recently proclaiming that the quest to nationalize 5G networks was a nefarious plan being driven by Google and the “deep state.” A cornerstone of this conspiracy rests upon recent reports that Eric Schmidt “discussed 5G with at least one West Wing official” sometime during the last few months.
“The admission that they would use this new infrastructure to go after those who ‘sow division’ sounds an awful lot like they would be planning to target political dissidents, in a time when Facebook and other tech giants have already been accused of attempting to silence conservatives,” the website “informed” its readers.
The report was quickly repeated by those eager to believe that Google was part of a vast web of a diabolical intent to socialize the internet and erode consumer privacy; it even got the alt-right cartoon treatment, which is embedded above.
Jack Posobiec posted a Periscope video where he too claimed Google was leading the charge for the creation of a “socialized” nationwide wireless network. Posobiec further claims that the former CEOs presence at the White House was proof of Google spearheading the entire, unholy cabal.
“This would create a system by which deep state could backdoor in whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted, and quite frankly this is something where NSA wouldn’t need to have a partnership with the telephone company,” Posobiec warned viewers.
There’s plenty of very real-yet bonkers privacy-related issues for alt-right figures to get upset about, from the fact we can no longer tell where companies like AT&T end and the NSA begins, to ongoing efforts by the government to demonize encryption and backdoor the ‘net, putting everybody’s privacy and security at risk.