31 January 2008

Bloggers A Threat?

Our federal government (rightfully) fears a cyberstorm from a number of sinister sources, among them (wrongfully), bloggers.

"Imagined villains included hackers, bloggers and even reporters. In one scenario, after mock electronic attacks overwhelmed computers at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, an unspecified "major news network" airing reports about the attackers refused to reveal its sources to the government. Other simulated reporters were duped into spreading "believable but misleading" information that confused the public and financial markets, according to the government's documents."

The Associated Press has the "sky is falling" story.

The OutsideTheBeltway blog has some choice words.

And fellow blogger Inmuscatine says, "We should not fear our government, our government should fear us. That being said, I don’t recall reading a case where a blogger has published national security secrets, as has the MSM. Logically, it would seem the government should be more wary of the MSM spilling the beans than any blogger."

Nicely written.

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