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On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 10:07 PM, Ed Carp <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Jan 2009, n3td3v wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 9:45 PM, Ed Carp <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 1:33 PM, j-f sentier <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>> They shouldn't let you post at all.
>>> LOL! Thanks for the chuckle!
>> Can we have conversation about my opinion on using 'cyber protest'
>> instead of 'cyber war'?
> Well, we could, but I'm not sure what it has to do with the charter of this
> list. Besides, I get the idea from reading this list that people have more
> fun bashing you than they do talking about subjects this list was created to
> address. I get the idea that the list has no COPPA filtering (no one 13 or
> younger allowed), nor does it have any sort of maturity level filtering.
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The profit making sector of the security community are determined to use 'cyber war', and i'm determined to downplay it as a 'cyber protest' since I have no profiteering motivation. Although using 'cyber war' could actually cause damage and confusion to society if not used correctly. And when the real cyber war comes, what are they gonna call cyber war? Because society will already have been normalized into thinking its something non-important that isn't going to impact the public-at-large.
Why do you think news outlet's like BBC News aren't quick to use the 'cyber war' label when its just a bunch of kids doing a 'cyber protest'? It's because the BBC is one of the most respected public news services in the world and they don't want to mislead and cause panic, in the same way they don't want to mislead the population into think 'cyber war' is just something that happens, and not something they should ever be alarmed about.