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[liberationtech] Is the Cyberwar beginning?

Threedev zerothreedev at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 20:30:32 PST 2013


On 01/31/2013 08:04 AM, Alex Comninos wrote:
> Political science generally defines war as over 1,000 casualties per
> year as a result of political conflict. Being a political scientist, I
> find cyberwar meaningless. Perhaps information conflict is a better
> term? The word "war" also generates fear, and state response, as well
> as extraordinary measures to deal with it, which are not always nice
> (think PATRIOT Act and NDAA 1021). Using the word war can escalate
> conflict. So lets rather not use it.
> 
> Thanks for initating this discussion.
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I think a Cyberwar would be more like something that took place during
the Cold War: a whole bunch of aggressive actions that countries took
against each other and no real fighting really occurred.



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