Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 12:58 PM +0100 Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power Cover detail of “@War” by Shane Harris   Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex” In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, began to suspect that hackers…

Cyber Space and its Militarization

13 May 2014, Mayank Lau, Consultant , DSCI, DATAQUEST Globally, cyber security is seen as a critical element of the national security apparatus by nations. The reasons are proliferation of advance and sophisticated cyber attacks, cyber threats with political and social effects, increase in cyber espionages, developments of cyber weapons and its usage for military…

Tech Companies Shine Some Light on National Security Requests

  “Transparency reports” reveal insights about the requests made in the name of national security—including information that was previously kept secret. By Mike Orcutt on March 10, 2014 Why It Matters Revelations about surveillance by the U.S. government cast doubt on the privacy of user data held by technology companies. Newly released reports from Web…