@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex

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A surprising, page-turning account of how the wars of the future are already being fought today

The United States military currently views cyberspace as the ''fifth domain'' of warfare - alongside land, sea, air, and space - and the Department of Defense, National Security Agency, and CIA all field teams of hackers who can - and do - launch computer virus strikes against enemy targets. In fact, as @War shows, US hackers were crucial to our victory in Iraq.

Shane Harris delves into the front lines of America's new cyberwar. As recent revelations have shown, 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 deeper glimpse into this partnership than we have ever seen before. Finally, Harris explains what the new cybersecurity regime means for all of us who spend our daily lives bound to the Internet - and are vulnerable to its dangers.

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Scary but well documented . . . A deep dive into the world of cyber war and cyber warriors. "Los Angeles Times" Unsettling . . . A deeply informative account of how corporations, governments, and even individuals are rapidly perfecting the ability to monitor and sabotage the Internet infrastructure. "Christian Science Monitor"The wars of the future are already being fought today. The United States military currently views cyberspace as the fifth domain of warfare (alongside land, air, sea, and space), and the Department of Defense, the National Security Agency, and the CIAall field teams of hackers who can, and do, launch computer virus strikes against enemy targets. As recent revelations have shown, government agencies are joining with tech giants like Google and Facebook to collect vast amounts of information, and the military has also formed a new alliance with tech and finance companies to patrol cyberspace. Shane Harris offers a deeper glimpse into this partnership than we have ever seen before, and he explains what the new cyber security regime means for all of us who spend our daily lives bound to the Internet and are vulnerable to its dangers. "@War "is superb . . . Rigorous, comprehensive, and a joy to read. "Lawfare" SHANE HARRIS is a 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. His work has appeared in the "New York Times, " the "Wall Street Journal, ""Foreign Policy, " and elsewhere. His first book, "The Watchers: The Rise of America s Surveillance State, " was named one of the best books of 2010 by the "Economist.""

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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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