Here are three books that I just finished reading. You might find them worth checking out.
Although a lot of people have written a lot of things about Edward Snowden and the implications of the documents he leaked, this book is a must read on the subject. It's written by Glenn Greenwald, the first person Snowden contacted, and who worked with Snowden, Laura Poitras, and Ewan Macaskill to break stories which exposed the extent of global surveillance being carried out by the NSA, GCHQ, and CSE. Don't think you're being watched? Don't care if you are? I think you need to read this book. Get it here.
The Obama administration has been notoriously quiet and evasive when asked to describe its drone war policies. And when they do talk about them, they, like many others, deploy arguments in favour of the ostensible efficiency and precision of drone warfare. This book reveals the architecture of the US drone war complex, and in the process, seriously calls into question the idea that drones are the best way to fight wars. It does this with official documents leaked by an US official who is well acquainted with the whole drone war complex. Get it here.
Histories of the Internet's physical origins are difficult to find. This is one of the few books that provides one and does it well. It takes you to all the physical hotspots of the Internet's hardware and describes in detail what's there. Although it doesn't provide an in depth look at the Internet's militaristic origins, it's well worth a read because most of us have come to think of the Internet as an intangible thing that exists nowhere but is everywhere. So, the next time someone asks you where is the Internet? you can tell them or just pass them a copy of this book. Get it here.