Black ops: how HBGary wrote backdoors for the government

“Critics like Glenn Greenwald contend that this nexus of private
and public security power is a dangerous mix. “The real issue
highlighted by this episode is just how lawless and unrestrained is
the unified axis of government and corporate power,” he wrote last

“Especially (though by no means only) in the worlds of the
Surveillance and National Security State, the powers of the state
have become largely privatized. There is very little separation
between government power and corporate power. Those who wield the
latter intrinsically wield the former.

“The revolving door between the highest levels of government and
corporate offices rotates so fast and continuously that it has
basically flown off its track and no longer provides even the
minimal barrier it once did. It’s not merely that corporate power
is unrestrained; it’s worse than that: corporations actively
exploit the power of the state to further entrench and enhance
their power.”

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