The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex

Book - 2014
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A surprising, page-turning account of how the wars of the future are already being fought today

The United States military currently views cyberspace as the "fifth domain" of warfare (alongside land, air, sea, and space), and the Department of Defense, the National Security Agency, and the CIA all field teams of hackers who can, and do, launch computer virus strikes against enemy targets. In fact, as @WAR shows, U.S. hackers were crucial to our victory in Iraq. Shane Harris delves into the frontlines of America's new cyber war. As recent revelations have shown, government agencies are joining with tech giants like Google and Facebook to collect vast amounts of information. The military has also formed a new alliance with tech and finance companies to patrol cyberspace, and Harris offers a deeper glimpse into this partnership than we have ever seen before. Finally, Harris explains whatthe new cybersecurity regime means for all of us, who spend our daily lives bound to the Internet -- and are vulnerable to its dangers.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
ISBN: 9780544251793
Branch Call Number: 355.343 HAR
Characteristics: xxiv, 263 pages


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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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