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]
"Obama has emerged," says New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, "as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history."
At this point, the most salient question regarding Krugman shouldn't be what he thinks about any particular issue, but why anyone continues to pay him attention. Sure, the man possesses a Nobel prize, but so do such moral and intellectual titans as Yasser Arafat, Al Gore, Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter.
Just one week ago, Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal helpfully highlighted some of Krugman's more…
"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]