Yasha Levine

Investigative journalist and founding editor of The eXile whose work has been featured in NSFW Corp, Pando Daily, The Baffler, Alternet and The Nation. He has long followed the convergence of surveillance, libertarianism and oligarchy and can count among his many scoops his exposé of the role of the Tor Project in American soft-power projection. Yasha Levine is the author of Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet (PublicAffairs, 2018).

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In surveillance valley

An interview with Yasha Levine

‘Everything that we’ve been sold about the democratic nature of the internet has always been a marketing pitch.’ Yasha Levine on the military origins of the internet, on data modelling and technocratic government, and why the Cambridge Analytica scandal was good for Facebook.

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