NSA director Keith Alexander might be the most famous spy in America right now. Everyone wants to know who's really behind the agency's widespread snooping. And now, a lengthy profile of Alexander in Foreign Policy invites even more intrigue. It also reveals some of the general's weird ways.
The NSA, everybody's favorite opaque government agency, would very much like for a leak like Edward Snowden's to never happen again, so it's firing all of the whistleblower's old colleagues. Well, almost all.
When we think "cyber attacks," we usually think of something along the lines of LulzSec or Russian botnets—mostly disruptive, and only destructive in the abstract. But General Keith Alexander, head of US Cyber Command, says IRL mayhem's coming.