Peter Thiel just cranked up his attack on Google's 'naive' relationship with China in a blistering New York Times op-ed
Last month, Thiel said Google was "seemingly treasonous" and called for the FBI and the CIA to investigate its workings in China.
Thiel argues that any company working on AI in China can have that work seized by the Chinese government and used for military purposes.
Peter Thiel, the billionaire Silicon Valley investor who cofounded PayPal, doubled down Thursday on his attack on Google conducting artificial-intelligence research in China.
Thiel first started banging the drum against Google in a speech at the National Conservatism conference last month, when he described the company as "seemingly treasonous." He later went on Fox News to reiterate the remarks, and President Donald Trump swiftly tweeted saying he would look into Thiel's allegations.
"How can Google use the rhetoric of 'borderless' benefits to justify working with the country whose 'Great Firewall' has imposed a border on the internet itself? This way of thinking works only inside Google's cosseted Northern California campus, quite distinct from the world outside."Thiel is a board member at Facebook, a company that competes directly with Google for ad dollars. He is also the cofounder of the big-data analytics company in targeting unauthorized immigrants for deportation has been sharply criticized. Palantir has also partnered with the US military.