@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex
Cloak-and-dagger, high tech, and big business converge in this revelatory, page-turning account of a new kind of conflict, less visible but more invasive than any wars America has fought before.
The United States military views cyberspace as the "fifth domain" of warfare (alongside land, air, sea, and space), and 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.
Shane Harris infiltrates the frontlines of this fifth domain, explaining how and why 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 more penetrating and unnerving view of this partnership than we have ever seen before. 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rivkat - LibraryThing
Things are going to get worse and the US government is going to increase its involvement with corporate contractors to try to fix it. That won’t be easy; for example, the Chinese can insert computer ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - marshapetry - LibraryThing
An OK book, not all that exciting. Lots of chatter about all the bad hacker activity on the Internet, lots of talk how companies haven't dealt with the issue ( I know when I was a network admin, it ... Read full review