Weaponized Data: A New Front in Global Capital's Control GridFrom driftnet surveillance to data mining and link analysis, the secret
state has weaponized our data, "criminal evidence, ready for use in a
trial," as Cryptohippie famously warned.
longer the exclusive domain of intelligence agencies, a
highly-profitable Surveillance-Industrial Complex emerged in the 1980s
with the deployment of the NSA-GCHQ ECHELON intercept system. As investigate journalist Nicky Hager revealed in CovertAction Quarterly back in 1996:
ECHELON system is not designed to eavesdrop on a particular
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