Technologies Developed for Warfare, Spy Agencies Going on Market

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Is this ever going to end? The daily barrage of hacking news assaulting us in headlines is making us numb, if not scared to death. However, there is a little-known secret that gets lost in all of this cyber-disaster noise. The U.S government does, in fact, have a three- to four-year offensive technological lead over foreign adversaries – although that small secret will do little to comfort citizens when their credit cards, infrastructure, banks, political parties, and media firms are being constantly hacked.

“If America, or U.S. Cyber Command, wanted to wage cyber war,” Frank Kaplan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, writes, “it would do so from inside a glass house.”

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