Google Seeks to Exploit Sony Cyberattack for Its Own Self-Interest
The Sony cyberattack - apparently state-sponsored - obviously raises solemn concerns, including national security and the very safety of American citizens.
Accordingly, immediate public discussion should focus primarily upon the gravity of the attack and how the Internet, one of the most transformative and beneficial innovations in human history, can sometimes become a tool for those with destructive and even deadly intent. While Sony Pictures, its employees, and its customers were the immediate victims this time, the reality is that this could happen to anyone and any enterprise. In fact, such attacks on other companies and individuals occur at an alarmingly accelerating pace.
Leave it to Google, however, to attempt to profit from the attack and leverage it on behalf of its own…[more]
“This is the most transparent administration in history.” – President Barack Obama, February 13, 2013
Apparently, transparency doesn’t mean disclosure, even when it’s legally required.
On August 5, two-thirds of the Inspectors General who serve in the Obama administration sent a letter to Congress saying that several federal agencies are refusing to comply with document and interview requests specifically authorized under the Inspector General Act of 1978.
The letter, signed by 47 of the 73 IGs, draws attention to three glaring examples of executive branch stonewalling.…
"Obama is hardly the first president to seek rapprochement with our adversaries and reconciliation with our enemies, of course. But his determination to make nice -- even in the face of clear and repeated rejection from the other side -- is unparalleled. For Obama and his team, diplomacy with rogue regimes is an end in itself, and any deal, however one-sided, is a win, especially one that the White…[more]