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Author Levine, Yasha, author.

Title Surveillance valley : the secret military history of the Internet / Yasha Levine.

Publication Info. New York : PublicAffairs, [2018]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    355.3432 LEV    DUE 09-04-19
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Description 371 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-356) and index.
Summary "Starting in the early 1960s, there was fear in America about the proliferation of computer database and networking technologies. People worried that these systems were going to be used by both corporations and governments for surveillance and control. Indeed, the dominant cultural view at the time was that computers were tools of repression, not liberation -- and that included the ARPANET, the military research network that would grow into the Internet we use today. Surveillance Valley starts in the past, but moves into the present, looking at the private surveillance business that powers much of Silicon Valley and the overlap between the Internet and the military-industrial complex. It also investigates and uncovers the close ties that exist between U.S. intelligence agencies and the anti-government privacy movement that has sprung up in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks. The Internet was developed as a weapon, and remains a weapon today. American military interests continue to dominate all parts of the network, even those that supposedly stand in opposition."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Prologue: Oakland, California -- Part I: Lost history -- A new kind of war -- Command, control, and counterinsurgency -- Spying on Americans -- Part II: False promises -- Utopia and privatization -- Surveillance, Inc. -- Edward Snowden's arms race -- Internet privacy, funded by spies -- Mauthausen, Austria.
Subject Electronic surveillance -- United States.
Internet -- History.
Civil-military relations -- United States.
Military research -- United States -- History.
ARPANET (Computer network) -- History.
Domestic intelligence -- United States.
Subculture -- United States -- History.
Internet -- Political aspects.
Privacy, Right of.
Intelligence service -- United States -- History.
Added Title Secret military history of the Internet
ISBN 9781610398022 (hardcover)
1610398025 (hardcover)

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