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Cyber espionage, whistle-blowers and patriotism

The recent leaks by former American National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden have raised the issue of how governments involved in comprehensive cyber espionage can protect themselves from whistle-blowers. The issue appears particularly pressing for those governments most commonly accused of being involved in cyber espionage—the American and Chinese ones. Of course, governments may make sure that their employees … Continue reading

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Internet and nationalism in authoritarian states

Optimistic discussions about the internet’s potential to facilitate communication across borders and by extension cross-border understanding, which ultimately would lead to world peace have been a common feature of what has been criticised as “internet-centrism”. This technological determinism has largely focused on what the internet has made possible rather than on how it is actually used (Curran 2012a, pp. 8-12). … Continue reading

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