March 28, 2011

The Cyber Military-Industrial Complex

Deibert & Rohozinski, Globe and Mail

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In the aftermath of the revolution that brought down Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, protesters burst into the building that housed the state security services and combed through thousands of documents left by the departing regime. Among the files listing paid informants, tortured confessions and acts of secret manipulation was one rather exceptional document: a contract from an obscure German firm selling cyberwar software to the Egyptian regime. The document, quickly posted on the Internet, provided a detailed glimpse inside the black arts of today’s world of electronic warfare.

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