Former NSA Director Joins OpenAI; Will Serve On Board And “Security” Committee | ZeroHedge


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Former NSA Director Joins OpenAI; Will Serve On Board And "Security" Committee | ZeroHedge

Days after we noted that OpenAI is expanding its lobbying army to influence regulation, the company announced that former head of the National Security Agency (NSA) - and the longest-serving leader of USCYBERCOM, Paul M. Nakasone, has joined board - just four months after stepping down at the government's top clandestine data monitoring organization.

Nakasone, a retired US Army general, was nominated to lead the NSA by former President Donald Trump. He directed the agency from 2018 until his departure in February of this year. As notes, Nakasone wrote a WaPo op-ed in support of renewing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which was ultimately reauthorized by Congress in April - which contained a "terrifying" supercharged spying provision opposed by privacy advocates on both sides of the aisle in DC.

Buried in the Section 702 reauthorization bill (RISAA) passed by the House on Friday is the biggest expansion of domestic surveillance since the Patriot Act. Senator Wyden calls this power "terrifying," and he's right. 2/25

-- Elizabeth Goitein (@LizaGoitein) April 15, 2024

According to OpenAI, Nakasone will also join the "Safety and Security Committee," which was announced in May by CEO Sam Altman "as a first priority."

According to the company;

Paul M. Nakasone brings world-class cybersecurity expertise to OpenAI's Board of Directors, helping us deliver on our mission by protecting our systems from increasingly sophisticated bad actors.

-- OpenAI (@OpenAI) June 13, 2024

Nakasone will "also contribute to OpenAI's efforts to better understand how AI can be used to strengthen cybersecurity by quickly detecting and responding to cybersecurity threats."

Can't wait for OpenAI to have access to my phone …

-- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 14, 2024

They've gone full mask-off: 𝐝𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 trust @OpenAI or its products (ChatGPT etc). There is only one reason for appointing an @NSAGov Director to your board. This is a willful, calculated betrayal of the rights of every person on Earth. You have been warned.

-- Edward Snowden (@Snowden) June 14, 2024

As further notes;

"Artificial intelligence has the potential to have huge positive impacts on people's lives, but it can only meet this potential if these innovations are securely built and deployed," said board chair Bret Taylor in a statement. "General Nakasone's unparalleled experience in areas like cybersecurity will help guide OpenAI in achieving its mission of ensuring artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity."

OpenAI has brought the director of the NSA to its board of directors Because of course

-- Benjamin De Kraker 🏴‍☠️ (@BenjaminDEKR) June 14, 2024

Per Thursday's release, Nakasone "has served in command and staff positions across all levels of the United States Army with assignments with elite cyber units in the United States, the Republic of Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan."

OpenAI's board also includes Adam D'Angelo, Larry Summers, Bret Taylor, Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Nicole Seligman, and Fidji Simo, while Microsoft's Dee Templeton also has a non-voting observer seat.


-- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 14, 2024

-- Yanco (@the_yanco) June 13, 2024

Deep state tried and failed to keep control of the narrative via Twitter/X. So they moved on to the next option. Curious how much of NVDA's "vendor financing" comes from Langley and Fort Meade?

-- zerohedge (@zerohedge) June 14, 2024


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