Google and other US tech companies received millions of dollars from the NSA for their compliance with the PRISM mass surveillance system

A recently released statistic shows that Google now spends even more money than Lockheed Martin on paid lobbyists in Washington

and the best part

Cohen [who now works for Google], when working for the State Department, was in Afghanistan trying to convince the four major Afghan mobile phone companies to move their antennas onto US military bases. In Lebanon he covertly worked to establish, on behalf of the State Department, an anti-Hezbollah Shia think tank. And in London? He was offering Bollywood film executives funds to insert anti-extremist content into Bollywood films and promising to connect them to related networks in Hollywood. That is the Director of Google Ideas. Cohen is effectively Google’s director of regime change. He is the State Department channeling Silicon Valley.