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By Shane Harris

A stunning, page-turning account of ways the wars of the long run are already being fought today

The usa army presently perspectives our on-line world because the "fifth domain" of war (alongside land, air, sea, and space), and the dep. of security, the nationwide safety organisation, and the CIA all box groups of hackers who can, and do, release malicious program moves opposed to enemy pursuits. actually, as @WAR indicates, U.S. hackers have been an important to our victory in Iraq. Shane Harris delves into the frontlines of America's new cyber conflict. As contemporary revelations have proven, executive firms are becoming a member of with tech giants like Google and fb to assemble giant quantities of data. the army has additionally shaped a brand new alliance with tech and finance businesses to patrol our on-line world, and Harris deals a deeper glimpse into this partnership than now we have ever noticeable ahead of. ultimately, Harris explains what the recent cybersecurity regime capability for we all, who spend our day-by-day lives absolute to the net — and are at risk of its risks.

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No one skipped a chance to break bread together, to share prosciutto and pasta, wine and grapes, the ancient repast. In a city of thieves—as the guidebooks always emphasized—we all left our laptops, purses, and backpacks on a table by the door, and didn‘t give them another thought. The relaxed attention that everyone brought to the conversation, as well as the delicious food, was in civilized contrast to the tourist bustle in Rome proper. I asked Olson at lunch where I could read a history of the program, but he said it hadn‘t been written.

The names of the Library Connection, George Christian, and Peter Chase were published in the New York Times, identified as plaintiffs. Chase: ―Our attorneys filed an emergency plea that said, ‗Look, their names have been in the paper. ‘ And the government said no. One of the arguments in its legal draft was that not too many people in Connecticut read the New York Times—and people who read newspapers, they don‘t believe what they read anyway. ‖ This rankled the librarians, too. Nocek: ―I could see a nondisclosure, where we wouldn‘t give away something that would jeopardize the investigation.

The first two classes had had audiences with Pope Benedict XVI while they were undergoing their initiation in Rome, further evidence of the religious pull of the program‘s founders, Saccá and Colasanti, but he was out of town this year, so the newest class of students missed out. They did get to attend a UN conference, sponsored by FAO, the Food and Agriculture Organization. There they saw a parade of international policy makers and critics who put the students‘ mission in a secular context, including Vandana Shiva, the Indian physicist and activist, who gave them a short, scorching lesson in the idiocies of global trade policies and preventable starvation.

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