Today I made my first appearance on HuffPostLive, talking about the Pentagon’s latest cyber security programs, the NSA, privacy and the role of contractors. It was an interesting discussion and well-moderated. I hate the kind of shouting matches people often get into on these kinds of shows. My invitation was largely due to my mention in a Glenn Greenwald article in The Guardian on Monday, where I was quoted and linked to. Later on I’ll post some of my notes that I prepared for the show, including new information on the NSA and the cyber industrial complex. To see the segment, click here.
I've just started reposting here after a nine month absence. Look for some nice changes to the site and regular updates on U.S. intelligence, privatized spying, Korea, Japan and music. My pages section at the top (just below that incredible photo from South Korea in 1960) includes links to much of my work on Korea, Japan, etc., over the years. Meanwhile, follow me on Twitter @TimothyS and read my blog at TheNation.com.
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