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Stuart Macdonald

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780199241477

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241477.001.0001

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Information Intrigue: Controlling the Flow of Information

Information Intrigue: Controlling the Flow of Information

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(p.125) 7 Information Intrigue: Controlling the Flow of Information
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Information for Innovation
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Stuart Macdonald

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241477.003.0008

This chapter explores how information flow can be controlled to prevent other countries from gathering information and using it for their own improvement. It starts by considering technology and world domination before the end of the Second World War. Technologies at this point in time were limited to the military. However, information transfers were still possible. This led to the Bucy Report of the U.S. Department of Defense, which best illustrates the effectiveness of the means by which Western technology information flow to the Soviet Union was blocked. The chapter emphasizes that information should have been protected on the manufacturing level to ‘slow the pace’ at which the Soviets could produce new products. Since then this argument was applied, especially to the technologies discovered by the United States, which is further demonstrated in the East-West technology gap.

Keywords:   technology, world domination, war, information censorship, Bucy Report, East-West technology gap

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