Sunday, December 12, 2010

Dealing with Secrets in the Internet Age - WikiLeaks

From Bruce Schneier on WikiLeaks...

"5. I think the government is learning what the music and movie industries were forced to learn years ago: it's easy to copy and distribute digital files. That's what's different between the 1970s and today. Amassing and releasing that many documents was hard in the paper and photocopier era; it's trivial in the Internet era. And just as the music and movie industries are going to have to change their business models for the Internet era, governments are going to have to change their secrecy models. I don't know what those new models will be, but they will be different."

Here Bruce acknowledges the very phenomenon that I thought he was ignoring when talking about cyber warfare. The world is changing - change with it or get left behind.

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