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7/15, 6:08 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Thiel blasts Google for alleged ties with Chinese govt

Tech investor and Facebook Inc. board member Peter Thiel (pictured) called on the United States federal agencies to investigate Alphabet Inc.'s Google for Chinese influence.

During his speech at the National Conservatism Conference, Thiel implied foreign intelligence agencies have infiltrated the firm's Manhattan Project. Additionally, billionaire investor implied that Google's senior management was "thoroughly infiltrated" by Chinese intelligence agencies while accusing it of colluding with Beijing on militarily applicable technology.

Last year, Google halted its Dragonfly Project after it was criticized by its employees over attempts to build a censored search engine for the Chinese market.

Breaking the News / MA