Yasha Levine - Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet

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From revelations about the NSA’s extensive collection of private citizens’ electronic communications to allegations that Russia was using digital technology to interfere with U.S. elections, people have been outraged at how governments have turned the internet against ordinary people. As Levine argues in his eye-opening report on the history of the internet, such surveillance isn’t an unforeseen development. Rather, the internet was made for spying, and recent examples only show how well it works. Levine, an investigative journalist for PandoDaily, a San Francisco-based news magazine and Silicon Valley watchdog, reminds us that the web was developed at DARPA, a Defense Department agency, and that its early uses included spying on guerrillas in Vietnam and on anti-war protestors at home.

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ISBN: 9781610398022
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Published: PublicAffairs - February 6th, 2018

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