Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jan 2010 22:22 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Google "The Google/China story has enough legs to qualify as a 'centipede' at this point. After saying that it would no longer censor Chinese search results and that it was ready to pull out of China, Google also admitted to being the victim of a sophisticated cyberattack that went after more than 30 companies. The immediate aftermath of the announcement was a media feeding frenzy - and that was before the Chinese government's various departments even began reacting to the news. Now that they have, it's clear that Google and China are on a collision course, and that the US government is ready to get involved on Google's side. If you've had difficulty keeping up with the story, have no fear: here's a roundup of the news you need to know."
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future of war
by project_2501 on Tue 19th Jan 2010 22:41 UTC
project_2501
Member since:
2006-03-20

this is the future of war, cyberwar

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RE: future of war
by Sodki on Wed 20th Jan 2010 10:11 UTC in reply to "future of war"
Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

Not cyberwar, this is still the old, loveable, political war in action.

Reply Score: 4

RE[2]: future of war - why "cyberwar" anyway?
by jabbotts on Wed 20th Jan 2010 16:19 UTC in reply to "RE: future of war"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Why is fraud and espionage suddenly special because it involves a computer network? Even with the phone system we had "criminals" but now if it involved a keyboard (even as a blunt weapon), it's "cybercrime". In the same way, we don't have espionage and war but "cyberwar" as if it's something magical and special.

And, as far as war is concerned, it's been remarkably infective. "Cyber-nuisance" is about the best it's come too if we must preface it with the now constantly miss-used "cyber"; Oh Nos.. I can'ts read my google mail!

Of course politics, military activity and crime will expand into computers just like they've expanded into every other medium that's come along. It'll also expand into the next society changing creation whatever it may be.

This isn't directed at any specific reader, it's just one of those things that constantly grates on me.

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Cyberwar with Real Casualties
by sunseeker70 on Tue 19th Jan 2010 23:32 UTC
sunseeker70
Member since:
2007-04-13

I agree that many "shots" will be fired, back and forth, across the Internet battlefield. But, war is war, and there's no guarantee that mice and keyboards won't eventually give way to tanks and rifles.

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RE: Cyberwar with Real Casualties
by bugjacobs on Wed 20th Jan 2010 04:14 UTC in reply to "Cyberwar with Real Casualties"
bugjacobs Member since:
2009-01-03

What ?!!? Theyre going to play Call Of Duty over it ??
:-D

Reply Score: 5

RE: Cyberwar with Real Casualties
by jgagnon on Wed 20th Jan 2010 17:56 UTC in reply to "Cyberwar with Real Casualties"
jgagnon Member since:
2008-06-24

Time to start selling semi/full-automatic, high caliber mice and keyboards?

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Never forget
by Janvl on Wed 20th Jan 2010 15:10 UTC
Janvl
Member since:
2007-02-20

The Chinese have a totalitarian Regime where human rights are almost non-existent.
So if you buy hardware, know who benefits, have a look at the "made in . . . . "-label.

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