Surveillance Valley

Surveillance Valley

Despite the emergence of story after story about politically charged email hacks, corporate-security breaches, and secret drone strikes, we still think of the perpetrators as bad actors. Yet as Yasha Levine shows in this bracing book, the truth is simpler. The internet was built to be a weapon, and it's been getting ever more effective.

Since ARPA began building it in the 1960s, internet technology has been synonymous with spying. Levine traces this history, starting… (more)