Doug Bedell — January 18, 2015, 7:46 pm

A Looming Battleground: Internet Security

This will cause you to grind your teeth: Spiegel Online reports on how previously top secret National Security Agency documents released by Edward Snowden show that, as Marshall McLuhan foresaw, there’s a “guerrilla information war” ahead, a “war on the Internet,” with “almost no international conventions or supervisory authorities for these D (digital) weapons” in place.

“One NSA presentation proclaims that ‘the next major conflict will start in cyberspace.’ To that end, the US government is currently undertaking a massive effort to digitally arm itself for network warfare. For the 2013 secret intelligence budget, the NSA projected it would need around $1 billion in order to increase the strength of its computer network attack operations…” Clearly, this is giving a whole new, cyber dimension to the security realm.

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