The EyeOpener- Silicon Spies: The US government and the tech revolution

BFP VideoEarlier this week Wired Magazine released a background check of Steve Jobs conducted by the Department of Defense in 1988. The background check highlights Jobs' use of LSD in the 1970s and his fears of blackmail or kidnapping due to his substantial wealth. The check was part of a security clearance investigation conducted by the DoD during Jobs' tenure at Pixar, an investigation that was first revealed earlier this year.

Precisely what Steve Jobs needed security clearance for has not yet been revealed, but that Jobs did have some relationship with the Department of Defense will come as no surprise to those who know the long and intimate history between the US military, the US intelligence apparatus, and Silicon Valley.

In this episode of our EyeOpener Report James Corbett presents the latest revelations about Steve Jobs' security clearance with the Department of Defense, the history and examples of the disturbing government connections, stockholdings, regulations and infiltrations when it comes to technology companies, and how the Department of Defense, the NSA, the Department of Homeland Security, In-Q-Tel and other agencies are quietly opening doors and writing checks for the technology industry's chosen few.

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  1. contextofnocontext says:

    Corbett, welcome back and great work! Funny how this situation is usually ignored in the whole anti/pro free market debate you get in mainstream politics.

    Since I know you’re a Pynchon fan, I was wondering if you’d ever read this essay: http://www.themodernword.com/pynchon/pynchon_essays_luddite.html

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