Counter-terrorism is scarier than anything terrorists get up to

BBC News | AMERICAS | US names cyber-terrorism czar

“America built cyberspace, and now it must defend cyberspace,” Mr Clarke said in accepting his new position.”

This is scary language – counter-terrorist measures are mostly scarier than anything terrorists get up to.

Terrorism is scary, but that it may be not the real target here. It may be as in international politics, an excuse for extending superpower domination. The bit of foul jargon: cyber-terrorism does not bode well, despite some of the more reassuring words deeper into the article. In this time of doublespeak terrorist=friend may well be true.

Will he promote secure operating systems or ban them? I have no idea. Perhaps he does know what is what, but then why all the hype?

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