The Latest: Google says it doesn’t work with China military
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearings on the reach of big tech (all times local):
Google is reiterating it does not work with the Chinese military after President Donald Trump said on Twitter he would “take a look” at Google and its relationship to Chinese intelligence.
“As we have said before, we do not work with the Chinese military,” said Google Spokeswoman Riva Sciuto in an emailed response for comment. “We are working with the U.S. government, including the Department of Defense, in many areas including cybersecurity, recruiting and healthcare.”
The comments come as a House Judiciary subcommittee is holding a bipartisan investigation of the market power of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple.
President Donald Trump is vowing to “take a look” at Google after a billionaire investor suggested it may have been infiltrated by Chinese intelligence
Before 5 a.m. Eastern, Trump in a tweet called Peter Thiel, “A great and brilliant guy who knows this subject better than anyone! The Trump Administration will take a look!”
A House Judiciary subcommittee is holding a bipartisan investigation of the market power of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple. Congress begins two days of hearings Tuesday on the currency planned by Facebook, to be called Libra, starting with the Senate Banking Committee.
Over the weekend, Thiel said the FBI and the CIA should open an investigation into Google.
According to the Axios story, Theil said Google was “engaged in the seemingly treasonous decision to work with the Chinese military and not with the US military.”