Google Engineer Indicted for Allegedly Stealing AI Info for Chi-Coms

March 8th, 2024 11:46 AM

A Chinese national was just indicted for stealing artificial intelligence secrets from Google. No doubt communist China was impressed by Google AI’s inability to generate images of white people.

Google’s video platform YouTube has been caught censoring content critical of the communist Chinese government while allowing influencers to spread pro-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda. The tech giant also has offices in Beijing and Shanghai, China. But after Google cracked the door open to China, it seems one Chinese national saw an opportunity. A grand jury just indicted a Google engineer and Chinese national for allegedly planning to transfer Google artificial intelligence (AI) secrets to China. A U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) press release announced the indictment March 6.

According to the press release, a “federal grand jury indicted Linwei Ding, aka Leon Ding, charging him with four counts of theft of trade secrets in connection with an alleged plan to steal from Google LLC (Google) proprietary information related to artificial intelligence (AI) technology.” Attorney General Merrick Garland was the first to announce the indictment at an American Bar Association event. Ding, a 38-year-old Chinese national living in California, was arrested March 6 in Newark, New Jersey, per the DOJ.

The indictment accused Ding of transferring “sensitive Google trade secrets,” among other pieces of confidential information, from Google’s network to his own personal account, the DOJ explained. Meanwhile, the engineer was “secretly affiliating himself” with AI companies based in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the DOJ said in its press release. Garland specifically stated in the press release, “In this case, we allege the defendant stole artificial intelligence-related trade secrets from Google while secretly working for two companies based in China.”

Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco cited Ding’s actions as a risk to national security, per the press release. This raises questions about the safety and security of Google. Just how compromised is Google? And do its Chinese ties explain why Google is attempting CCP-style censorship on YouTube and its Google Search engine? 

Much like the CCP, Google has been caught interfering in elections and manipulating political opinions through censorship. MRC Free Speech America has previously exposed Google for its election interference back in 2022 and again in the 2024 U.S. presidential primaries.

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