Amazon names ex-NSA chief Keith Alexander to its board
Amazon stated Wednesday it is appointed former Nationwide Safety Company chief Keith Alexander to its board of administrators. Alexander will serve on Amazon’s audit committee, the web retail large stated in a submitting with the US Securities and Alternate Fee.
Alexander got here below hearth throughout his time as head of the company after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked secret paperwork in June 2013 revealed the depth of NSA spy packages’ assortment of information on US residents, world leaders and others all over the world.
The disclosures led to backlash towards the surveillance packages, in addition toto guard customers’ knowledge from authorities dragnets. A few of the packages, like the majority assortment of cellphone information from folks residing within the US, (a court docket additionally lately ). Others, just like the PRISM program that intercepts emails and paperwork and by the way scooped up the information of individuals within the US, have been since they turned public.
Snowden tweeted about Amazon’s announcement Wednesday, saying that Alexander was “personally liable for the illegal mass surveillance packages that induced a worldwide scandal.”
Alexander, a retired four-star US Military common, served as director of the surveillance company from 2005 till his retirement in 2014. After his retirement, he went into cybersecurity and have become president and co-CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity.