Amazon enlists the services of a former boss of the US National Security Agency, the NSA.
Keith Alexander, who ran the agency from 2005 to 2014, joins the board of directors of the American e-commerce and digital giant.
An appointment that makes cringe: Keith Alexander has the reputation of being one of the architects of electronic mass surveillance, which the whistleblower Edward Snowden and former employee of the NSA had exposed from 2013.
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Moreover, the whistleblower immediately reacted to this appointment.
In fact, 'Hey Alexa'
(Editor's note: the words to say to turn on the connected speaker from Amazon)
is the abbreviation of 'Hey Keith Alexander'.
Yes, the Keith Alexander personally responsible for the illegal electronic surveillance programs that sparked a worldwide scandal.
And Amazon Web Services hosts about 6% of all sites,
”he quickly launched on Twitter.
At Amazon, Keith Alexander will co-lead the audit committee and will be responsible for "
monitoring the qualifications, independence and performance of the company's independent auditors
," Amazon said in a statement.
Retired from the military since 2013 - he is a General of the United States Army - Keith Alexander is 61 years old.
On numerous occasions, he has been confronted in Congress regarding the electronic surveillance of the NSA, assuring each time that the agency's work has prevented many attacks.
He will now act alongside Jeff Bezos and his board of directors.