Technology in wartime

AlterNet
by Annalee Newitz

01/03/08

War changes everything, including technology. In the United States we are roughly six years into what the Bush Administration calls the ‘war on terror,’ and what hundreds of thousands of soldiers know as the occupation of Iraq. Gizmos that a decade ago would have been viewed entirely as communications tools and toys are now potential surveillance and killing machines. Don’t believe me? Consider how much the Web has changed. Referred to naively ten years ago by Bill Clinton and Co. as the friendly, welcoming ‘information superhighway,’ the Web is now the NSA’s surveillance playground...

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