Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
ysabetwordsmith

  • Mood:

Cybersecurity and Defense

This post bothers me. The main defense against tyranny and oppression is information. Cut off the flow of information and it becomes a lot easier to quash resistance. Thus I am leery of giving anyone the power to shut down large parts of cyberspace. The argument about it being necessary for safety is not altogether reassuring: most things that can be used for safety can be horribly abused, and are unless people to go great lengths to prevent that.

Fortunately, there are hackers. I'm pretty confident that in the case of berserk government blackout, there would be some people with the skills and determination to build a ghostnet.
Tags: activism, cyberspace theory, news
Subscribe

  • Half-Price Sale in the Daughters of the Apocalypse

    This week, the poetry of the Daughters of the Apocalypse is on sale for half price from Monday, May 17 through Sunday, March 23. This series is…

  • Poem: "What the Cat Needs"

    This is the freebie for the May 2021 crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from freshbakedlady. It also fills the…

  • Poem: "Ouroboros Insects"

    This poem is the linkback perk for the May 4, 2021 Poetry Fishbowl. It was originally hosted by Dreamwidth user Dialecticdreamer. It came out of the…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 5 comments