Will yesterday's shooting spree also make way for a new anti-gun David Hogg activist for the MSM and social media to promote?

IMPERCEPTIBLE security at YouTube HQ?!

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IMPERCEPTIBLE security at YouTube HQ?!
Security guards at YouTube’s San Bruno headquarters—where yesterday’s shooting took place—are not immediately perceptible?

Isn’t their being perceptible the whole point of having security guards?

Kara Swisher, co-founder of the technology news website Recode, told MSNBC on Tuesday that security guards at YouTube are not immediately perceptible. (TIME, April 3, 2018)


“Four people were injured in a shooting and the suspected gunman died in what appears to be a self-inflicted wound at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., police said Tuesday. Authorities said the person who died was a woman and that they believe she could be the shooter.

“San Bruno police said Tuesday they arrived at YouTube’s headquarters to find employees fleeing, and the first gunshot victim they encountered was at the front of the building.

“Authorities did not immediately confirm if the shooter was a YouTube employee or whether there were any problems with the building’s security.

One would think that the headquarters of one of the world’s largest corporations would be security-armed up to the teeth, given the turbulent times in which we all live.

But apparently that kind of thinking would be misplaced.

There was a party going on when alleged shooter Nasim Aghdam, 39, media described as an Iranian-born animal rights protester, vegan, fitness buff, producer and director, struck.

Did she know about the party before going to YouTube HQ? Was the party advertised in any way on social media?

Her father tried to warn authorities that his daughter was missing and might have been headed to YouTube HQ, and police later found Aghdam asleep in her car.

“YouTube’s headquarters are located 12 miles south of San Francisco and about 26 miles north of Google’s headquarters in Mountain View. Over 1,100 employees work at the San Bruno location, which was bought by Google in 2015. The headquarters span about 200,000 square feet and include a lap pool, a basketball court and a slide going between the second and third floors. (Time)

That’s nice but how many security guards are on duty at YouTube HQ on any given day?

There were no reports from police arriving at the scene of finding any security guards on site.

“While Silicon Valley companies like YouTube and Google have strong armed security at their headquarters, the open building structures of the companies make them somewhat easy to access, according to Kara Swisher, co-founder of the technology news website Recode. Swisher told MSNBC on Tuesday that security guards at YouTube are not immediately perceptible. (Time)

“They feel like college campuses in a lot of ways,” she said. “It’s easy to come in and out of doors. It’s relatively easy to get access to these buildings.”

“Swisher noted that the YouTube headquarters itself has less of a “college campus” feel than Google because it is located in a busy area and that the building is fairly easy to enter because of the high number of people walking around. Like most other office buildings, people need designated badges to gain access to employee areas. YouTube, which has a large fan base, tends to attract a higher volume of visitors than other tech firms, she said.


Designated badges to gain access to employee areas did not keep the alleged shooter from finding targets yesterday.

Silicon Valley security officers number in the thousands, working for companies like Facebook, Cicso, Google and Apple. In 2014, Google announced it would hire about 200 in-house security guards for its Mountain View headquarters and for YouTube’s headquarters, as several Silicon Valley firms came under scrutiny for relying on outside contractors for security services.

Michael Ian Black is already blaming NRA for yesterday’s shooting.

Will yesterday’s shooting spree also make way for a new anti-gun David Hogg activist for the MSM and social media to promote?

Meanwhile, shouldn’t Google consider spending less time banning and de-monetizing YouTubes they deem as “inappropriate” and provide more realistic security for their thousands of employees?


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