Interview: Yasha Levine talks about Google's ties to the Pentagon on The Real News

I was on The Real News with Aaron Mate talking about Google's long history of military contracting — and how President Barack Obama's National Security officials are getting in on the business as lobbyists and third-party spokespeople.

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As Google faced an internal employee revolt over its involvement in the Pentagon’s drone warfare program, the Obama-veteran firm WestExec stepped in to help. The case highlights the deep ties between the tech industry and government officials, says Yasha Levine, author of “Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet.”

You can watch the video or read a transcript of the show at The Real News.

—Yasha Levine

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