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The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex

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The United States military now views cyberspace as the "fifth domain" of warfare, alongside land, air, sea, and space. The Pentagon, the National Security Agency, and the CIA field teams of hackers who launch cyber strikes against enemy targets--and amass staggering quantities of personal information on all of us. These same virtual warriors, along with a growing band of private-sector counterparts, are charged with defending us against the vast array of criminals, terrorists, and foreign governments who attack us with ever-increasing frequency and effectiveness. Journalist Shane Harris infiltrates the frontlines of this fifth domain, explaining how and why government agencies are joining with tech giants like Google and Microsoft to collect huge amounts of information and launch private cyber wars. The military has also formed a new alliance with tech and finance companies to patrol cyberspace, and Harris offers a penetrating and unnerving view of this partnership. Finally, he details the welter of opportunities and threats that the mushrooming "military-Internet complex" poses for our personal freedoms, our economic security, and the future of our nation.--From publisher description
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014
ISBN: 9780544251793
0544251792
Branch Call Number: 355.343 Harris 2014
Characteristics: xxiv, 263 pages ; 24 cm

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StarGladiator
Nov 18, 2014

The book and description both suggest: /// government hackers. . . are charged with defending us against the vast array of criminals, terrorists, and foreign governments who attack us with ever-increasing frequency and effectiveness \\\ ? Sure don't seem effective given the hundreds of billions spent on them? The only thing we know for sure about the events surround 9/11/01: six months prior $40 million was disbursed by the US gov't to the Taliban/al Qaeda, and 15 Saudis, 3 Yemenis and one Egyptian are supposed to have attacked on 9/11. No further disbursements to the Taliban, and no further 9/11-type attacks on US soil? Richard Clarke, national security guy who was utterly useless on 9/11/01 [see Touching History], claims China is behind much or most of cyber attacks, but it is corporate America and federal America which have been offshoring all the jobs, technology and investment there? So what?

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