Google will meet this Wednesday with the Council on Foreign Relations to discuss ways that they can use their dominant search engine to penetrate and disrupt international crime.
The intention of the meeting is to find ways Google can monitor the back doors of “international gangs of terrorists, drug dealers and human traffickers” in order to “break into” them.
Pomona College professor, Pardis Mahdavi, who works with Google said “We all know that bad guys use the Internet, but now we’re saying the Internet can also help stop these criminals, and help survivors and advocates find each other and work together.”
The U.S. Department of Defense will be represented by assistant secretary Andrew Weber. And the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will be represented by the head of counter-terrorism and transnational crime efforts, Brian Dodd.
“It might sound like a different path for Google, but technology companies today have a lot of powerful tools for bringing transparency to these illicit networks, to fight back against corruption and empower those who are trying to combat transnational crime,’ said Stewart Patrick of the Council on Foreign Relations who helped organize the conference.
So, it seems Google is moving right past the privacy concerns that citizens have due to warrantless monitoring of online activity, and deciding to head into full-blown action.
Under the cloak of doing good by fighting international crime, Google will likely be given full reign to not only monitor but infiltrate people and organizations that the DoD, DEA, CFR and other alphabet agencies desire.
Furthermore, many refer to the CFR as an international criminal gang due to their support for violent regime change, among other questionable behavior. If history is any indicator, the agents of the CFR will use Google as a tool to eliminate competition to their interests.
What could possibly go wrong with a merger like this? Let’s count the ways…