Akamai is a computing company founded by MIT researchers (co-founder was MIT Applied Math professor Tom Leighton) that’s well-known for servicing the US war machine. In 2014, for example, Akamai received over $1.3M for providing “web hosting” to the Department of Homeland Security. Akamai’s swanky offices are in the heart of Cambridge, and the company’s presence contributes to the displacement and banishment of working-class communities, especially working-class communities of color.
- Association/Collaboration – New England-Israel Business Council
Akamai is a sponsor of the New England-Israel Business Council.
- Partnership/Ownership/Membership – Department of Homeland Security
In 2014, Akamai received over $1.3 million for providing “web hosting” to the US Department of Homeland Security.
- Association/Collaboration – MIT
Akamai, a computing company that provides services to the US war machine, was founded by MIT researchers. MIT Applied Math professor Tom Leighton is a co-founder of Akamai.