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a study in contradictions
by noteworthy at 7:37 am EST, Dec 2, 2015

Charles Dunlap, in March:

Some of those [non-uniformed] people might not realize it, but they are belligerents, they are targetable, and they are targetable in the same basis as active duty military.

David Sanger, in November:

Over the past month, Iranian hackers identified individual State Department officials who focus on Iran and the Middle East, and broke into their email and social media accounts, according to diplomatic and law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation. The State Department became aware of the compromises only after Facebook told the victims that state-sponsored hackers had compromised their accounts.

Zeynep Tufekci:

Almost every week, we read about another spectacular data leak. It seems that, simultaneously, a set of technologies exist that defy all attempts, including by well-resourced governments, to spy on private messages, and yet our data is so unprotected that even CIA directors can't keep their files secure.

Danny Yadron:

To grow sales, FireEye's Dave DeWalt has to say he can stop the hackers. But for sales to keep growing, the hackers can't actually stop.

Samantha Power:

There are great benefits to connectedness, but we haven't wrapped our minds around the costs.

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