Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Two Ends of the Spectrum

No big surprise as they were taken off guard first by the Twitter revolution, Iran is forming its own cyber cop squad. Bit of a late story, I sense, as they did become extremely adept at knocking down proxy servers and other means of masking communications after the Nada incident. That they are after whoever dropped the Stuxnet virus on their industrial complex -- I'm thinking that's more cyber military than cyber cop, but Boston.com wants to cast it that way.

At the polar opposite end of the real world, the Pope has issued a limited blessing to social networks. Benedict made one important point brought out in the Reuters story that is worth noting by anyone, not just Cathloics:

"It is important always to remember that virtual contact cannot and must not take the place of direct human contact with people at every level of our lives."

Well put.

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