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Congressional Ignorance Leaves the U.S. Vulnerable to Cyberthreats (scientificamerican.com)
38 points by furcyd 29 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments

The Internet is not something that you just dump something on. It's not a big truck. It's a series of tubes.

and climate threats, and gun threats, and water threats, and air threats, and economic threats, and infrastructure threats, and health threats...

The people in charge aren't uncomfortable with the system that put them in charge. Colour me surprised.

Projects that give me hope are local governments taking up "open data" initiatives, and things like this:


Finding politicians who are willing to understand tech is hard, but enabling new services/businesses with open data seems to be helping. Politicians understand business I suppose.

Another angle of approach:

Bruce Schneier's Why technologists need to get involved in public policy?


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