We don’t know about you, but this season’s aimless Girls plot lines and asinine Keeping Up With the Kardashians episodes are getting us down, and we need something new to watch as we stuff our faces with pretzels in the light of our laptop screens at 2 a.m. Read More
Shooting has wrapped on HBO’s new TV show Silicon Valley, and the sitcom is debuting in April. Typical unnecessary tech embargo. Still, HBO invited some TV critics to scope it out earlier this week, and they were pretty pleased about it.
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