Thursday, January 31, 2013

Internet as Great Power Battleground

As more of our life migrates online it's interesting to read today's frontpage story by Nicole Perlroth on how Chinese hackers penetrated the New York Times. The penetration coincided with David Barboza's lengthy, detailed expose on the extraordinary wealth of PRC Premier Wen Jiabao's family published last October. The hackers mo is to cloak their attacks by routing them through computers at American universities.

The future of Great Power conflict is here and it's on the Web. The Bits blog reported Monday that the Pentagon is quadrupling its cybersecurity force.

It seems the term "cyber" is now only used in relation to the Pentagon. And what happened to "virtual reality"? We rarely use the term anymore because "virtual reality" is synonymous with reality. We are all screen-gazers now, even as we walk through a busy intersection at night with the wind howling and the rain pouring down.

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