Think about what it will mean for the world when those devices are the subject of attacks. Though there are more targets for hackers, most cyber attacks still begin the same way, Smith claimed.
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The Commission has investigation powers and will usually attempt to conciliate the complaint. Cancel Send. Event Saved. Two years ago some of us participated in a valuable conference on this topic. A rash of hacks, leaks, and ransomware attacks by Russia, North Korea, and other hostile governments have raised the alarm in Western capitals — not least because many of the attacks exploit digital weapons developed by Western governments themselves. I would like to extend a very warm welcome to Professor Henrik Kaspersen.
Kolko, Lisa Nakamura, and Gilbert B. New York: Routledge, This collection is the first scholarly attempt to examine issues of race in "cyberspace".
A discussion of this subject in any medium has been pressing for more than a decade. Despite the exponential growth of the computer industry and network communications during the last twenty years, considerations of the role of "race" in the production and popular uses of the technology have been repressed. For breaking the silence, this book will remain an important contribution. Most of the authors in this anthology regard "cyberspace" as a construction contingent on the ideas, institutions, and habits that structure our experience of the fleshed world. The word "cyberspace" also refers to a wide variety of discursive, performative and imaging practices that have contributed to shape digital culture.
In the editor's words, "race matters in cyberspace precisely because all of us who spend time online are already shaped by the ways in which race matters offline, and we can't help but bring our own knowledge, experiences, and values with us when we log on" 5. This position opposes the assertions, ingrained in cyberculture, that "cyberspace" is an ethereal, disembodied realm where geography, nationality, ethnicity and race are inoperative.
Sterne argues that in the United States, the history of access to computers in schools has impacted on the demographics of computer use. In the s, the distribution of computers, fiber optic cable and telephone connections in classrooms corresponded to district wealth.
Thus, computer users were predominantly white. In Sterne's opinion this demographic may explain why whiteness became a "default-setting' for online culture".
More importantly, he suggests that "the topology of cyberspace mimics the racial and economic topology of housing and schooling" Tara McPherson's investigation of neo-Confederate websites and MarkWarschauer's study of language- revitalization efforts in Hawaii also stress the interconnections of "cyberspace" and place and demonstrate that digital spaces can be used to articulate ideas of heritage and identity. McPherson employs the word "neo-Confederate" to refer primarily to white male southerners who identify themselves as "Southern nationalists" or as "Southrons" These men utilize a wide and varied number of websites both to preserve white Southern heritage and advance images of an "independent", reconstructed South.