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- The suggestion by two prominent tech figures that Google and Silicon Valley are crawling with Chinese spies comes at a time of rising xenophobia.
- A similar wave hit the US 40 years ago when Japanese carmakers were outselling US companies.
- That led to mass layoffs and toxic anti-Japanese sentiment that led to the beating death of a Chinese American named Vincent Chin. It’s a lesson we’d be wise to keep in mind.
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Without offering any proof, famous tech investor Peter Thiel suggested this week that Google is a disloyal US company “infiltrated by Chinese intelligence.”Â See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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