Tag Archives: Estonia

Is Technology Making Us Stupid?

Moral panics over new technology are as old as recorded history. Socrates railed against writing. In Plato’s Phaedrus, he feared that if people relied on the written word they would “cease to exercise their memory and become forgetful.” Printing triggered its own panic. The fifteenth-century abbot Johannes Trithemius, author of De laude scriptorum manualium —

Cyber Attacks Become A National and Global Security Issue

Cyber attacks sound like the stuff of dystopian nightmares, something from a novel of the future. But they’ve been a very real part of the security landscape for many years, and the attacks have ranged from malevolent pranks to embarrass businesses to the sustained series of assaults on Estonia’s infrastructure in 2007. The attacks on