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I n this undated photo made available by Google, hundreds of fans funnel hot air from the computer servers into a cooling unit. Google vehemently denies allowing the government direct access to its servers, though the company is named along with other industry leaders as part of one of the NSA's massive surveillance programs. (Photo/Google/Connie Zhou)


For defense contractors, the government officials who write them mega checks, and the hawks in the media who cheer them on, the name of the game is threat inflation. And no one has been better at it than the folks at Booz Allen Hamilton, the inventors of the new boondoggle called cyberwarfare.

 

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Robert Scheer is editor in chief of the progressive Internet site Truthdig. He has built a reputation for strong social and political writing over his 30 years as a journalist. He conducted the famous Playboy magazine interview in which Jimmy (more...)
 

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