Why WikiLeaks hackers are a glitch, not a cyberwar by Douglas Rushkoff

by Douglas Rushkoff, author most recently of “Program or Be Programmed” and “Life Inc: How Corporatism Conquered the World and How to Take it Back”Like a momentary glitch on a flat-panel display, the attacks by hackers calling themselves “Anonymous” came and went. Visa, PayPal, MasterCard and Amazon report no significant damage, and business goes on as usual. The corporations acting to cut off WikiLeaks remain safe.Although many are unsettled by the thought of a site such as WikiLeaks revealing state secrets or a group of anonymous hackers breaking the security of the banking system, events of the past week reveal that such threats are vastly overstated.
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/12/10/rushkoff.hacking.wikileaks/

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