Former NSA chief Keith Alexander has joined Amazon's board of directors

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Gen. Keith Alexander served as director of the NSA and commander of the US Cyber Command before retiring in 2013. He will now serve on Amazon's board of directors, giving guidance on cybersecurity and government contracting.
Gen. Keith Alexander is joining Amazon's board of directors, the company revealed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing today. (Alexander has also been added to the company board's official site.) A former director of the National Security Agency and the first commander of the US Cyber Command, Alexander served as the public face of US data collection during the Edward Snowden leaks, but he retired from public service in 2013.

Alexander is a controversial figure for many in the tech community because of his involvement in the widespread surveillance systems revealed by the Snowden leaks. Those…
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