Former NSA Director becomes a part of Amazon’s Board

Alexander is seen as a controversial figure because he of his involvement in surveillance programs of the US Government

General Kieth Alexander, former Director of the National Security Agency is joining Amazon’s board of directors. He also served as the 1st Commander of US Cyber Command.

Gen. Alexander is seen as a controversial figure because he of his involvement in surveillance programs of the US Government such as PRISM. PRISM has been a subject of much controversy because the surveillance system, allegedly, compromised the data of companies like Google, Microsoft and Facebook. These documents were leaked by Edward Snowden, a whistleblower who worked for the NSA.
Keith Alexander, in an interview, said, “I think it’s wrong that that newspaper reporters have all these documents, the 50,000-whatever they have and are selling them and giving them out as if these — you know it just doesn’t make sense. We ought to come up with a way of stopping it. I don’t know how to do that. That’s more of the courts and the policymakers but, from my perspective, it’s wrong to allow this to go on.”

Amazon is said to have brought Gen. Alexander on board because he can help the company enter Defense Contracting.

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