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  •  in an increasingly networked world (1+ / 0-)
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    there will be no great distinction between information security and liberty.  to be honest, i don't see the difference now.  our whole legal lives are in database, those need to be secured not exploited for criminal activity.

    this isn't an either-or scenario by the way, you have to have both.

    •  Maybe I'm just confused, (4+ / 0-)

      but I don't see how ensuring that our infrastructure is set up in such a way to prevent cyber attacks has anything to do with people's facebook accounts.

      •  it's all networked and based off of (1+ / 0-)
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        standard technologies.  infrastructure commonly uses C/C++ and Java (depending on what we are talking about here, different industries use different languages).  You can use the same type of attacks against different technology stacks a lot of times (this obviously isn't always the case as stuxnet isn't going to affect facebook, etc).

        but criminals do have to communicate, and some of them use facebook.  many use email.  and why are you worried about the government and facebook?  you should be way more worried about facebook and their horrendous privacy policies, poor security performance, and the same horrendous privacy policies and poor security of their third parties.

        and consider a few scenarios here.  the chinese government has been implicated in hundreds of high-profile cyber attacks recently.  for the last decade, the russian mafia has been getting into cyber attacks in a huge way. a private defense company in england recently discovered that the chinese have infiltrated their network for over 7 years, lockheed marting recently suffered a major attack.

        a knee-jerk reaction isn't helpful in this case.  education would go a long way to supporting careful, measured policy.

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