Keith Alexander, the former director general of the National Security Agency, which oversees the illegal collective action against Americans, has been appointed to Amazon’s board of directors, provoking the wrath of privacy lawyers, including Edward Snowden.
Alexander, who served as NSA director from 2005 until his retirement in March 2014, will join the company’s board on Wednesday, Amazon announced.
“We are delighted to elect a new member to our Board of Directors this month. Welcome, General Keith Alexander!” The tech giant said in a statement on Twitter.
However, some are low, including former CII contractor Edward Snowden “Thrilled” About the appointment.
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Snowden – who blew the whistle on a secret NSA surveillance program in 2013 and leaked huge documents proving that the government had collected a large amount of American telephone records and without a warrant – was the first person to call Amazon for hiring Alexander.
‘Hey Alexa’ is short for “Hey Keith Alexander”. Yes, Keith Alexander is personally responsible for the illegal mass surveillance activities that led to the global scandal. ” Whistleblower in exile in Russia tweeted.
🚨🚨 It becomes “Hey Alexa” short for “Hey Keith Alexander”. Yes, Keith Alexander is personally responsible for the illegal mass surveillance activities that led to the global scandal. And Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosts 6% of all websites. 🚨🚨https://t.co/6hkzsHjxh9
– Edward Snowden (no Snowden) September 9, 2020
Although Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosts almost 6 percent of all websites, Snowden finds that number looks even more alarming. “If you measure by traffic instead of the number of sites.”
Snowden’s friend Glenn Greenwald, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for reporting on the U.S. intelligence machine’s global mass surveillance program, tweeted that Alexander’s appointment only reveals the true colors of the Amazon.
“General. Keith Alexander was head of the NSA when he secretly built a massive domestic surveillance system targeting Americans – an appeals court has now ruled that it is illegal. Amazon has appointed him to its board of directors and will show who they are again, ” Greenwald said.
General Keith Alexander was at the helm when he secretly built a massive domestic surveillance system targeting Americans – an appeals court has now ruled that it is illegal. Amazon appoints him to its board of directors, showing who they are:https://t.co/6s5VAeRIMK
– Glenn Greenwald (g Greenwald) September 9, 2020
Former NSA intelligence chief Keith Alexander is on Amazon’s board of directors, where he has a monopoly on CIA deals and a number of services on the Internet. pic.twitter.com/vgC2JYiiaa
– Isha (eshaLegal) September 9, 2020
Wow, former NSA director? There is nothing disgusting about it.
– MAX PROPAYNE X (@ Black24Boi) September 9, 2020
Last week, the Federal Court of Appeals Ruled The “massive collection” of data used by the NSA is illegal, and Snowden hailed the decision as a milestone in the fight against government – sanctioned snooping.
Without a former go-to chief who has a lesser reputation as a star in terms of privacy protection on his board, Amazon has faced a growing pushback on its intrusion high-tech devices. Its virtual assistant Alexa was caught red-handed while recording intimate conversations of suspicious family members. Fitness tracker ‘Halo’ promises to scan users ’bodies and track emotions in their voice.
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After losing the $ 10 billion JDI ‘war cloud’ deal with the Pentagon that Microsoft won last October, it has been suggested that joining Alexander’s board will increase his chances of winning government deals. Amazon has tried to terminate the deal, accusing US President Trump of biasing the company into robbing it of a lucrative deal.
Microsoft has had a strong relationship with Microsoft in the past, so it should come as no surprise that Microsoft won the JDI deal. It is clear that Amazon is working on a new perspective to ensure that they can get more DoD contracts in the future.
– Roman McCline (RomanMcline) September 9, 2020
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