[nexa] NYT: "Web’s Reach Binds N.S.A. and Silicon Valley Leaders"
J.C. DE MARTIN
demartin at polito.it
Thu Jun 20 19:26:11 CEST 2013
June 19, 2013
Web’s Reach Binds N.S.A. and Silicon Valley Leaders
WASHINGTON — When Max Kelly, the chief security officer for Facebook,
left the social media company in 2010, he did not go to Google, Twitter
or a similar Silicon Valley concern. Instead the man who was responsible
for protecting the personal information of Facebook’s more than one
billion users from outside attacks went to work for another giant
institution that manages and analyzes large pools of data: theNational
Mr. Kelly’s move to the spy agency, which has not previously been
reported, underscores the increasingly deep connections between Silicon
Valley and the agency and the degree to which they are now in the same
business. Both hunt for ways to collect, analyze and exploit large pools
of data about millions of Americans.
The only difference is that the N.S.A. does it for intelligence, and
Silicon Valley does it to make money.
The disclosure of the spy agency’s program called Prism, which is said
to collect the e-mails and other Web activity of foreigners using major
Internet companies like Google, Yahoo and Facebook, has prompted the
companies to deny that the agency has direct access to their computers,
even as they acknowledge complying with secret N.S.A. court orders for
Yet technology experts and former intelligence officials say the
convergence between Silicon Valley and the N.S.A. and the rise of data
mining — both as an industry and as a crucial intelligence tool — have
created a more complex reality.
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