PRISM and the NSA whistleblower scandal have been sparking public discussion of collaboration between tech giants and intelligence agencies--here's a brief primer to the long history of what happens when spooks go to the Valley.
With Google and Palantir, the tech company is creating one of the world's largest databases of human trafficking information. Palantir and Salesforce are offering analytics and data integration tools to three non-profits, which operate anonymous call centers to track human trafficking and contemporary slavery.
A cache of emails leaked by the Anonymous collective indicates dirty tricks were considered against Salon's Glenn Greenwald; the New York Times's Jennifer 8. Lee and The Guardian's James Ball also appear to have been monitored--they're part of a "sabotage" PowerPoint.