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Bits and Bytes

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 9:03 AM

India suggests renaming the Internet.  Not, apparently, a joke: “In a major diplomatic initiative, India is all set to challenge the U.S.’ hegemony of the World Wide Web at a global meet on Internet governance in Sao Paulo (Brazil) next week. India has decided to propose renaming of Internet as ‘Equinet’ so that all nations . . .
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Criminal or Political Protestor?

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Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to 10 years in prison yesterday.  That’s the maximum sentence he could have gotten for his plea of guilty to a single instance of hacking a computer. Readers of this blog will be forgiven if they don’t know who Hammond is.  But they are missing an important component of conflict in . . .
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On a Lamppost Near You

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Friday, October 25, 2013 at 1:40 PM

China Hacks the New York Times? Probably.

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Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 6:43 AM

Just on the heels of the Anonymous takeover of the US Sentencing Commission website, the New York Times is reporting that its network has been subject to persistent hacking over the last four months at the hands of Chinese attackers.  The paper hasn’t released precise details on the nature of the attacks. However, this Symantec Threat . . .
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Anonymous Hacks U.S. Sentencing Commission Website, Declares “War” on U.S. Government

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Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 8:57 AM

That’s the cyber news from Mashable.com.  From the site’s report—which elsewhere says the attack was intended as retaliation for the prosecution of Aaron Swartz:  The hacktivist group Anonymous hacked the US federal sentencing website early Saturday, using the page to make a brazen and boisterous declaration of “war” on the U.S. government. The group claims mysterious code-based . . .
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Hoover Task Force Short Essay #2: “Governing a World of Many-to-Many Threats and Defenses”

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 10:46 PM

The second installment in the Hoover Institution’s series of short essays on national security challenges for the Obama administration’s second term is now out. It is by . . . me. Entitled, “Governing a World of Many-to-Many Threats and Defenses,” it is a very brief treatment of a subject about which Gabriella Blum and I . . .
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The Hackers of Damascus

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9:37 PM

You can probably tell that I’m catching up on my reading tonight!  My other offering is this fascinating article on The Hackers of Damascus.  For those who are warriors in our readership, the article offers a detailed description of the moves and counter-moves in cyberspace that are part of the conflict between Assad and the . . .
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How to Destroy the Internet

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 5:08 PM

I’ve lately been thinking of the scope and nature of cyber threats — mostly in writing a still-in-draft response to Jack Goldsmith’s recent defense of cybersecurity regulation.  In the interest of furthering the debate, this article on How to Destroy the Internet is about as dark a vision as I’ve ever seen.  From the introduction: . . .
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Significant Cyber Attacks on Federal Systems — 2004-present

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Monday, May 7, 2012 at 5:38 PM

I received the list below (of “Significant Cyber Attacks” on Federal systems since 2004) from sources on Capitol Hill last week.  After reading through it and checking the data, it seemed worth making the list part of the public record.  The list is alphabetical by agency/department and continues after the jump: Central Intelligence Agency: CIA . . .
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Wikileaks, Government Prosecutions, Secrecy

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Monday, February 20, 2012 at 8:19 AM

In his NYT column today, Bill Keller argues that Wikileaks “was a hell of a story and a wild collaboration, but it did not herald, as the documentarians yearn to believe, some new digital age of transparency. In fact, if there is a larger point, it is quite the contrary.”  After bemoaning the Obama administration’s . . .
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Too Cool for Words

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Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 7:39 PM

Ritika’s Moment of Zen today gives rise to a Moment of Envy for me. I thought my trading card and being named “The Worst Possible Person in the World” were cool. But being named in an Anonymous video is going to be very very very hard to beat.