Pentagon, Google Join Forces to Advance US Military Hegemonic Capacity

On Wednesday, the Defense Department announced that former Google CEO Eric Schmidt will head the Pentagon’s new Innovation Advisory Board. Consisting of 12 executives, the board will be handpicked by Schmidt and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. The move by Schmidt, who is credited with developing Google into the world’s most popular search engine, will likely put the company’s highly-publicized “don’t be evil” mantra to the test. The company, much like the Pentagon and US anti-terrorism agencies, has come under fire in recent years for its indiscriminate data collection and surveillance practices. Google, however, has been a leading voice against the tech community’s increasing refutation of widespread data accumulation by government agencies, arguing that data used properly can advance what it considers to be the public wellbeing. Google publicly claims that it uses data not only for advertising purposes, but to connect users with vital public services, including…


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