@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014 - Computers - 263 pages
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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 CIAfield 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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User 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

@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex

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It seems as if nearly every day brings new reports about groups hacking into vital government networks or criminals stealing personal information. There are also concerns about the government's ... Read full review

Contents

Part II
137
Back Matter
229
Back Flap
265
Back Cover
266
Spine
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SHANE HARRIS is the author of The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State, which won the New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism and was named one of the best books of 2010 by the Economist . Harris won the 2010 Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense. He is Senior Correspondent at the Daily Beast, covering national security, intelligence, and cyber security. He is also an ASU fellow at New America, where he researches the future of war. Previously, he was senior writer at the Washingtonian, and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Slate, the Daily Beast, the Washington Post, and numerous other publications. He has provided analysis and commentary for CNN, NPR, the BBC, and many other media organizations and radio stations.

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