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The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex

The future of American warfare is already here. From government agencies joining with tech giants like Google and Facebook to collect vast amounts of user data, to the use of hacker teams as part of the Iraq “surge”, cyber space has become the “fifth domain” of American warfare.

We spoke with  Shane Harris, author of the new book @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex, and NewYorker.com editor Nicholas Thompson, about America’s military-internet complex and its implications for our security and privacy.