National Security Search Engine: Google’s Ranks are Filled with CIA Agents

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Jul 29, 2022, 4:07:39 PMJul 29

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given to your DUMBFUCK Clown Potuses and PMs to execute them.

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your minds against everybody else as EVIL and your countries as ANGELIC
DEMOCRACIES while secretly LINKING your brains to NSA HIVE AI Grid with
your UNIQUE DNA Resonance Frequencies and REMOTELY OPERATING you like

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IN REALITY, US and UK are pure evil fascist tyrannies CUNNINGLY SOLD as

Murray also warned that this hand-in-hand relationship also endangers
individual freedoms, meaning that the Google/CIA connection should worry
everybody. “All of this threatens individual rights to privacy, free
speech, freedom of expression. Once they have your data, the U.S.
government can use it against you at any time,” she told MintPress,
“It’s really quite frightening.”


National Security Search Engine: Google’s Ranks are Filled with CIA Agents

Google – one of the largest and most influential organizations in the
modern world – is filled with ex-CIA agents. Studying employment
websites and databases, MintPress has ascertained that the Silicon
Valley giant has recently hired dozens of professionals from the Central
Intelligence Agency in recent years. Moreover, an inordinate number of
these recruits work in highly politically sensitive fields, wielding
considerable control over how its products work and what the world sees
on its screens and in its search results.

Chief amongst these is the trust and safety department, whose staff, in
the words of then Google trust and safety vice president Kristie
Canegallo, “[d]ecide what content is allowed on our platform” – in other
words, setting the rules of the internet, determining what billions see
and what they do not see. Before Google, Canegallo had been President
Obama’s Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Implementation and is
currently Chief of Staff at the Department of Homeland Security.

“We lied, we cheated, we stole”

Many of the team helping Canegallo make calls on what content should be
allowed in Google searches and on platforms like YouTube were former CIA
employees. For example:

Jacqueline Lopour spent more than ten years at the CIA, where she
served as “a leading U.S. Government expert on security challenges in
South Asia and the Middle East and the go-to writer of quickly needed
papers for the U.S. President.” She joined Google in 2017 and is
currently a senior intelligence collection and trust and safety manager.

Between 2010 and 2015, Jeff Lazarus was an economic and political
analyst for the CIA. In 2017, he was hired as a policy advisor for trust
and safety at Google, where he worked on suppressing “extremist
content.” He moved to Apple in 2021.

Ryan Fugit spent eight years as a CIA officer. Then, in 2019,
Google convinced him to leave and become a senior manager of trust and

As a director of trust and safety, Bryan Weisbard led teams that
adjudicated “the most sensitive YouTube trust and safety escalations
globally” and “enforced” the most “urgent and highest priority”
misinformation and sensitive content decisions. Between 2006 and 2010,
he was an intelligence officer with the CIA. He is now a director at

Like Lopour and Lazarus, Nick Rossman concentrated on Iraq while he
was a CIA analyst (2009-2014). Since January, he has been a senior
manager in Google’s trust and safety division.

Jacob Barrett, Google’s global lead for safe browsing operations,
was an analytic lead and open source officer at the CIA between 2007 and

A 12-year CIA political and leadership analyst, Michelle
Toborowski, left the agency in 2019 to take a job as the intelligence
analyst lead in trust and safety at YouTube.

The problem with former CIA agents becoming the arbiters of what is true
and what is false and what should be promoted and what should be deleted
is that they cut their teeth at a notorious organization whose job it
was to inject lies and false information into the public discourse to
further the goals of the national security state. John Stockwell, former
head of a CIA task force, explained on camera how his organization
infiltrated media departments the world over, created fake newspapers
and news agencies, and planted fake news about Washington’s enemies. “I
had propagandists all over the world,” he said, adding,

We pumped dozens of stories about Cuban atrocities, Cuban rapists
[to the media]… We ran [faked] photographs that made almost every
newspaper in the country… We didn’t know of one single atrocity
committed by the Cubans. It was pure, raw, false propaganda to create an
illusion of communists eating babies for breakfast.”

Mike Pompeo, former director of the CIA, admitted as much in a talk he
gave in 2019. As he said to the audience at Texas A&M University,

When I was a cadet, what’s the cadet motto at West Point? You will
not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do. I was the CIA
director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. We had entire training courses
[on] it!”

And all this is to say nothing about the coup attempts on foreign
governments, the drug and weapons smuggling and the worldwide network of
“black sites” where thousands are tortured. Furthermore, many of the
ex-CIA employees listed participated in some of the worst crimes against
humanity of the 21st century, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq –
and are clearly proud of it. So while there is admittedly a limited pool
of qualified people for roles in cybersecurity, it is wholly
inappropriate that Google is employing so many spooks to run their most
sensitive, influential operations. And it is especially troubling that
so many of the individuals mentioned throughout were plucked directly
from the CIA to work at Google – a fact that suggests that either Google
is actively recruiting from the intelligence services or that there is
some sort of backroom deal between Silicon Valley and the national
security state.

Elizabeth Murray, a retired intelligence agent who spent 27 years at the
CIA and other intelligence organizations, explained how Google might
benefit from hiring former spies. “By snagging a CIA employee, a company
can save a considerable sum,” she told MintPress, noting that these
individuals have been highly trained and likely have a security
clearance – something that is exceptionally difficult to attain in
civilian organizations.

“In terms of benefit to the CIA, a CIA officer could spend several years
acquiring a unique set of skills at a social media conglomerate and then
return to the agency, parlaying their newly acquired expertise to the
benefit of the agency,” Murray added.

Even if there is nothing explicitly nefarious about this relationship,
it still means that Google will start to think like and see problems the
same way as the CIA does. Google has become immensely powerful,
transforming itself into a behemoth that dominates online communication,
commerce, information gathering, entertainment and more. In previous
articles in this series, I have detailed how Twitter has hired dozens of
individuals from the FBI, how Facebook is awash with CIA agents, how
NATO has gained a huge presence in TikTok’s upper ranks and how a
hawkish war planner from the Atlantic Council was mysteriously appointed
to become Reddit’s director of policy. But Google is different; you can
ignore or choose not to use those other platforms. Google, on the other
hand, is far too big to escape from.

An inordinate amount of Google’s intelligence and security teams appear
to come from the intelligence and security services. These include the
following individuals:

Deborah Wituski, who between 1999 and 2018, rose up the CIA’s
ranks, becoming chief of staff to the director. She left the agency for
Google, where she is now vice president of global intelligence.

Chelsea Magnant also left the CIA for Google in 2018, leaving an
8-year career as a political analyst for a job as a global threat
analyst for the tech giant.

Yong Suk Lee spent 22 years at the CIA, leaving to take a position
in global risk analysis and global security at Google. In May, he was
promoted to become a director.

Beth Schmierer worked as a strategic analyst for the CIA between
2006 and 2011. She then became a political officer at the State
Department. She joined Google in January as a global threat analyst and
is now an Americas intelligence manager for the company.

Toni Hipp joined Google as a global threat team manager
(intelligence) in 2017 and is now a global affairs and public policy
manager in strategy and operations. Before joining Google, she spent
nearly six years at the CIA as a foreign policy analyst.

Jamie W. is the director of threat assessment for Google and the
company’s former global intelligence manager. Before Google, she held a
number of senior positions in the CIA, including chief of targeting for
the near east region. Before her 13-year stint in the CIA, she also
worked as an analyst for the FBI.

Meaghan Gruppo worked as an intelligence analyst and public affairs
officer at the CIA from 2008 until 2014. Since 2018, she has worked in
security risk analysis and threat management for Google.

Clinton Dallas’ LinkedIn profile notes that, until December, he was
a CIA officer. In January of this year, he became a risk programs
specialist at Google.

The professional background of so many of its security and risk
management staff may go a long way to explaining why Google seems
focused on countering threats from official enemy states of the United
States. The company’s Threat Analysis blog is full of published reports
about state-backed efforts from Iran, North Korea, Russia and China to
influence its platform. But it never seems to detect any nefarious
activities from the U.S. government.

This is despite the fact that the United States is carrying out the
largest and most extensive attempt in history to manipulate the
internet. A long exposé in Newsweek last year detailed how the Pentagon
alone fields a clandestine army of at least 60,000 individuals whose job
it is to ruthlessly run national security state propaganda campaigns
online. Calling it “the largest undercover force the world has ever
known.” The exposé explained that,

​These are the cutting-edge cyber fighters and intelligence
collectors who assume false personas online, employing ‘nonattribution’
and ‘misattribution’ techniques to hide the who and the where of their
online presence while they search for high-value targets and collect
what is called ‘publicly accessible information’—or even engage in
campaigns to influence and manipulate social media.”

Nicole Menkhoff. Menkhoff spent more than ten years as a weapons
analyst at the CIA. In February 2015, she left the CIA for Google, where
she was a senior human resources business partner and later became
engineering chief of staff.

Candice Bryant. Bryant spent nearly 17 years at the CIA, where she
rose to become its chief of public communications. In September, she was
headhunted from the CIA by Google to become its executive communications

Kyle Foster. Foster spent six years at the agency, then four more
at the CIA’s venture capitalist wing, In-Q-Tel. He left In-Q-Tel in 2016
for a job as a software engineer at Google.

Joanna Gillia. Gillia was a leadership analyst at the CIA until
2014, the same year she took a job with Google. She worked in staffing
until 2020.

Katherine Tobin. Tobin was a CIA branch chief between 2014 and
2018. She is now head of workspace innovation for Google.

Christine Lei. Lei left her job as an economic intelligence analyst
for the CIA in 2015 for the post of executive compensation manager at
Google, where she continues to work to this day.

Justin Schuh. Schuh retired last year after 11 years as engineering
director for Google Chrome. Before Google, however, he had a long career
in national security, working as an intelligence analyst for the U.S.
Marine Corps, a global network exploitation analyst for the NSA, and a
technical operations officer for the CIA.

Tom Franklin. Franklin worked as a program manager at the CIA
between 2011 and 2013. Between 2015 and 2021, he was a product manager
for Google.

Katherine Pham. According to her LinkedIn profile, Pham did “some
cool stuff” at the CIA in 2016. Since October, she has been a software
engineer for Google.

Corey Ponder. Ponder was a policy advisor for Google between 2019
and 2021. Before that, he spent six years with the CIA.

Thus, it is clear that former CIA personnel are deeply embedded within
the Silicon Valley giant. Of course, Google is a huge company with
thousands of employees. It could therefore be argued that it is
unsurprising that some number of former national security state agents
work for it, especially those who have the rare and highly developed
skills necessary to preside over user privacy and safety. But this
tolerance of spooks in the ranks is not applied evenly. This study could
find no examples of former agents of the SVR, the SEBIN or the Ministry
of Intelligence – the CIA’s Russian, Venezuelan or Iranian equivalents –
working at Google. Indeed, the very idea seems absurd. Yet dozens of
Google employees casually note on public websites that they worked for
the CIA and appear to see that as entirely unproblematic.Therefore, this
relationship is, at best inappropriate and, at worst, a U.S. government
power play to control cyberspace. Google users frequently say they want
more agency over their data. But the only agency they get is the Central
Intelligence kind.

Google: Nurtured by the CIA

In their 2013 book, “The New Digital Age,” then Google CEO Eric Schmidt
and Director of Google Ideas Jared Cohen wrote about how companies like
theirs were fast becoming the U.S. empire’s most potent weapon in
retaining Washington’s control over the modern world. As they said,

Part of defending freedom of information and expression in the
future will entail a new element of military aid. Training will include
technical assistance and infrastructural support in lieu of tanks and
tear gas—though the latter will probably remain part of the arrangement.
What Lockheed Martin was to the twentieth century, technology and
cyber-security companies will be to the twenty-first.”

Their prediction has turned out to be accurate. But few people know that
Google, from its very inception, was fundamentally intertwined with the
CIA. As journalist Nafeez Ahmed’s investigation found, the CIA and the
NSA were bankrolling Stanford Ph.D. student Sergey Brin’s research –
work that would later produce Google.

Not only that, but, in Ahmed’s words, “senior U.S. intelligence
representatives including a CIA official oversaw the evolution of Google
in this pre-launch phase, all the way until the company was ready to be
officially founded.” He concluded that,

The United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and
incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through
control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was
merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted
by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority.’”

As late as 2005, In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capitalist arm, was a major
shareholder in Google. These shares were a result of Google’s
acquisition of Keyhole, Inc., a CIA-backed surveillance firm whose
software eventually became Google Earth. By 2007, Google was selling the
government-enhanced versions of Google Earth that it was using for
targeting in Iraq, as well as secret search engines that spy agencies
were using for surveillance, according to The Washington Post. By this
time, the Post also notes, Google was partnering with Lockheed Martin to
produce futuristic technology for the military.

In the 21st century, warfare is far more than just bullets and tanks.
But Google’s attempts to feed from the trough of the military-industrial
complex have proven controversial. In 2018, it faced an employee
rebellion after securing Pentagon funding for a project designing lethal
weaponry systems. That same year, the company dropped its longstanding
motto, “don’t be evil.” Since then, it has also become a huge CIA
contractor. In 2020, it secured part of a CIA cloud services contract
reportedly worth “tens of billions of dollars.”

Therefore, while the company, for the longest time, presented itself as
a group of outsiders attempting to make the world a better place, from
the very start, it has been closely connected with the halls of power.
Indeed, in 2016, The Google Transparency Project identified at least 258
examples of a “revolving door” between Google and various branches of
the federal government as individuals moved from one to the other.

Schmidt and Cohen are two of those individuals. Schmidt was chairman of
both the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence and the
Defense Innovation Advisory Board, bodies created to help Silicon Valley
assist the U.S. military with cyberweapons. Meanwhile, Cohen left his
high-powered job at the State Department to work for Google. Schmidt had
served as an advisor (particularly on the Middle East) to both
Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton. He even
participated in an unsuccessful 2009 regime change attempt in Iran,
successfully pressuring Twitter to maintain services to the country
during a U.S.-backed uprising aimed at toppling the government.

While this article is not trying to claim any of the individuals named
are nefarious CIA plants, the way in which Google and the CIA have
worked so closely together raises national security questions for all
other nations, especially those attempting to pursue foreign policies
independent of the United States. Ultimately, the line between big tech
and big brother has been blurred beyond recognition.

Murray also warned that this hand-in-hand relationship also endangers
individual freedoms, meaning that the Google/CIA connection should worry
everybody. “All of this threatens individual rights to privacy, free
speech, freedom of expression. Once they have your data, the U.S.
government can use it against you at any time,” she told MintPress,
“It’s really quite frightening.”

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