Peter Thiel, American entrepreneur, venture capitalist and hedge fund manager.
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Billionaire Peter Thiel said on Sunday that the FBI and the CIA should investigate whether Google infiltrated Google with Chinese intelligence services, according to a report by Axios.
Thiel, a Facebook board member, spoke at the National Conservatism The conference in Washington, DC and his speech focused on three questions to be presented to the technology giant, Axios said.
"Number one, how many foreign intelligence agencies have infiltrated your Manhattan project for AI (artificial intelligence)?" Thiel should have asked. "Number two, is Google's corporate management thoroughly infiltrated by Chinese intelligence services?"
He said these questions "must be asked by the FBI, by the CIA."
Thiel has also blasted Alphabet Property Google for his work in China.
"Number three because they are so thoroughly infiltrated that they have agreed to the seemingly treacherous decision to work with the Chinese military and not with the US military," said Thiel, according to Axios.
Google does not immediately respond to CNBC's request.
Google came under fire last year after it was revealed that the company is working on a controversial project to introduce a censored search service in China.
It should have been an attempt, after years of absence again to enter the web search market in the country. Hundreds of employees protested against the Dragonfly project. A report from last December said Google had stopped working on the search project.
Another report said that Google will not renew a contract with the US Department of Defense that expired earlier this year. The partnership aims to help the Pentagon analyze and interpret drone videos using artificial intelligence.
Read the full Axios report on Peter Thiel's criticism of Google.