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]
Oliver Cromwell was a nasty piece of work, but one of his most famous lines should be resurrected and aimed at Barack Obama.
“Depart, I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!”
If only The One would listen….
The reality is that Obama has been a plague on the American body politic since his first days in the presidency. As if to emphasize his “otherness,” his utter lack of appropriate U.S.-centric outlook, he gave his first formal media interview as president to… does anybody remember this? … Al-Arabiya. Moves to undermine allies…
"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]