Jeff Bezos Protests the Invasion of His Privacy, as Amazon Builds a Sprawling Surveillance State for Everyone Else

"THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER HAS engaged in behavior so lowly and unscrupulous that it created a seemingly impossible storyline: the world's richest billionaire and a notorious labor abuser, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, as a sympathetic victim.

On Thursday, Bezos published emails in which the Enquirer's parent company explicitly threatened to publish intimate photographs of Bezos and his mistress, which were apparently exchanged between the two through their iPhones, unless Bezos agreed to a series of demands involving silence about the company's conduct."

Jeff Bezos Protests Invasion of His Privacy, as Amazon Builds Surveillance State

The outrage is understandable but given who's involved the irony is understated.

This was a great piece and, for me anyway, quite revealing.
I didn't know how involved Bezos and his Amazon development team was with various branches of our Government.
NSA, Defense Dept, FBI, CIA ...
This guy has his fingers into all kinds of surveillance inside and outside government entities.
Alexa? Ring? You might be surprised how they're used.
"CNN reported just last week that the company is now enmeshed in scandal over that effort, specifically a formal investigation into 'whether Amazon improperly hired a former Defense Department worker who was involved with a $10 billion government contract for which the tech company is competing.' "

One thing I've been curious about anyway is the intensity behind the push by some for electronic surveillance instead of a physical barrier on the southern border.
Guys like Comey and Mueller have made millions from surveillance opportunities during stints outside Government but from Government contracts.
Some people will benefit greatly.
This connection could be a reason and ideas like these will be popular among many until it affects them personally.