Thursday, July 11, 2013


With the revelations about massive secret data gathering and spying and hacking by the Department of Justice, the National Security Agency and the FBI, it's only reasonable to assume there's more--much more--that we don't know.
One can’t help but infer that the US Department of Justice has become just another security contractor, working alongside the HBGarys and Stratfors on behalf of corporate bidders, with no sense at all for the justness of their actions; they are working to protect corporations and private security contractors and give them license to engage in disinformation campaigns against ordinary citizens and their advocacy groups.

What we learned from Vision For 2020 is that taxpayers won't be the direct beneficiaries of any security obtained by the Pentagon's militarization of space, but we will be the funders.

Why should it be different with domestic cyber-security?

Short answer:  It isn't.  We may be underwriting all the spying and counterspying by contractors, soldiers and geeks, but corporations--or, as they're euphemistically called by the military:  Commerce--will be the party to be protected and served by the defense industry.

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