Here’s the firmest evidence that Americans have lost control of the control of cyberspace! Big Tech is now recruiting its execs directly from Israeli military intelligence.
In 2012, billionaire Paul Singer started an outfit called “Start-Up Nation Central” (SUNC) whose goal was to strip America of tech jobs and relocate them to Israel, supposedly to help it combat the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
SUNC also promotes connections between the Israeli military’s Unit 8200 and American Big Tech. The Unit 8200 specializes in communications espionage.
This entire article at the leftist site MintPress News is worth reading. But here is the money shot.
The connections between SUNC and Unit 8200 are troubling for more than a few reasons, one of which being that Unit 8200, often likened to the U.S.’ NSA, closely coordinates with Israel’s intelligence agency, the Mossad, and is responsible for 90 percent of the intelligence material obtained by the Israeli government, according to its former commander Yair Cohen. Cohen told Forbes in 2016, that “there isn’t a major operation, from the Mossad or any intelligence security agency, that 8200 is not involved in.” For obvious reasons, the fact that an organization founded by an American billionaire is actively promoting the presence of former military intelligence officers in foreign companies, specifically American companies, while also promoting the transfer of jobs and investment to that same country, is very troubling indeed.
Particularly troubling is the fact that, since SUNC’s founding, the number of former Unit 8200 members in top positions in American tech companies has skyrocketed. Based on a non-exhaustive analysis conducted by Mintpress of over 200 LinkedIn accounts of former Israeli military intelligence and intelligence officers in three major tech companies, numerous former Unit 8200 alumni were found to currently hold top managerial or executive positions in Microsoft, Google and Facebook.
At Microsoft, managers for at least 15 of the company’s products and programs — including Microsoft’s lead managers for engineering, product strategy, threat analytics and cloud business intelligence — publicly listed their affiliation with Unit 8200 on their LinkedIn accounts. In addition, the general manager of Microsoft’s Israeli Research and Development Center is also a former member of Unit 8200. In total, of the 200 accounts analyzed, 50 of them currently worked for Microsoft.
Similarly, at Google, 28 former Unit 8200 members at the company were identified from their LinkedIn accounts. Among them are Google’s Engineering Director, its strategic partner manager, two growth marketing leads, its lead technical manager, and six product and program managers, including Google’s manager for trust and safety search.
Facebook also has several Unit 8200 members in prominent positions, though fewer than Google and Microsoft. MintPress identified at least 13 Unit 8200 alumni working for Facebook, including its director of engineering, lead manager for express wi-fi, and technical program manager. Notably, Facebook has spent the last several years collaborating with Israel’s government to censor Israel’s critics.
Trump has made a big deal about American companies outsourcing jobs to foreign countries but has predictably said nothing about this. Singer is a top Republic donor so don’t expect any action over THIS shocking development.
Big Tech is downscaling in America, upscaling in Israel and recruiting key executives directly from a foreign espionage service.
Those executives now decide what YOU are allowed to say or see online. So much for the First Amendment!