However, the alarm for trust busting, not just regulation, rang for me in November, when Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr pleaded with the general counsels of Facebook, Google, and Twitter, “Don’t let nation-states disrupt our future. You’re the front line of defense for it.” This represented a seminal moment in our history, when our elected officials handed over our national defense to firms whose business model is to nag you about the shoes you almost bought, and remind you of your friends’ birthdays.

They should be our front line against our enemies?

Let’s be clear, our front line of defense has been, and must continue to be, the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. Not the Zuck.

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a15895746/bust-big-tech-silicon-valley/

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  1. Well, I mean, we’ve passed off a bunch to contractors even in terms of physical wars. And that’s whether you’re talking production of weapons and the Iron Triangle we were warned about generations ago, up to supplying basic needs for troops, or holding territory. Unsurprisingly, profiteering companies who you also happen to excuse from having to hold up your own rules of engagement, or hell, the Geneva Conventions, turn out to cause bad shit to happen. Expecting anything more from people with direct access to massive civilian info and even less regulations? Well…

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