Cyber security is a building block of a carceral state. It does not protect infrastructure. It only directs knowledge in line with existing power structures. The key principle is that all political dissent (which by definition "can become violent") constitutes some kind of threat. Thus, probing of individuals' systems by authority is defined as security while probing of authority's systems by dissent is a cyber threat, e.g. as the free press is now seemingly defined when out of control of the English-speaking peoples.
Other Related SourceWatch Resources
- Nat Hentoff, The FBI's Magic Lantern. Ashcroft Can Be in Your Computer, The Village Voice, May 24, 2002.
- Will Knight, Anti-snooping operating system close to launch, NewScientist.com news service, May 28, 2002.