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<nettime> The New Military-Industrial Complex of Big Data Psy-Ops
Allan Siegel on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:30:47 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime> The New Military-Industrial Complex of Big Data Psy-Ops


Hello

The New Military-Industrial Complex of Big Data Psy-Ops, 

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Apparently, the age of the old-fashioned spook is in decline. What is emerging instead is an obscure world of mysterious boutique companies specializing in data analysis and online influence that contract with government agencies. As they say about hedge funds, if the general public has heard their names that’s probably not a good sign. But there is now one data analysis company that anyone who pays attention to the US and UK press has heard of: Cambridge Analytica. Representatives have boasted that their list of past and current clients includes the British Ministry of Defense, the US Department of Defense, the US Department of State, the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and NATO. Nevertheless, they became recognized for just one influence campaign: the one that helped Donald Trump get elected president of the United States. The kind of help the company offered has since been the subject of much unwelcome legal and journalistic scrutiny…. AND MORE

Allan

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