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Cyber Security Expert Inadvertently Pitches Amazing TV Show

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Today the Guardian features an interview with John Arquilla, who is a a professor of defence analysis at the US Naval Postgraduate School. In it, he argues that the government’s time and energy would be better spent recruiting black hats, rather than arresting them: “The brilliance of hacking experts could be put to use on behalf of the US in the same way as German rocket scientists were enlisted after the second world war.”

We can’t imagine the Anons would like to compared to Nazis, in any analogy. Nor is his argument that ne’erdowells can be flipped terribly novel. But in making his case, it started to sound like perhaps Mr. Arquilla has a different agenda. Read More