Hardware Larger Target
There is a trend that is gradually finding its way into the public to use encryption software to safeguard data instead of leaving it in the clear. This really goes for exchanging data but also storing information on a local computer ranging from tablets, phones, desktops to servers. The stirring of the general public is now pushing a great deal of companies to start implementing some sort of encryption and privacy rules. This is encouraging but not enough, especially the dominating corporations will always find a way to breach that confidence while at the same time enjoy security in their friends in authorities. Recent, leaked, data shows that hardware would be the newest priority target to intercept data. Not only criminals but also government agencies are, with or without the knowledge of producers, rigging products to spy on the end-user. That they gather a large amount of information which has nothing to do with a valid target they are after is ignored. Everything is saved for future usage.
Now with the Internet of Things, IoT, it is more important than ever to implement appropriate security. Still it isn’t a warranty as other events reveal how unethical bureaus affect companies to weaken their merchandise security to permit them easy access. Open-source hardware and software is progressing thanks to the cooperation of worldwide communities of people and is an alternative to”blackboxes”. Combined with much more decentralizing of encrypted data flows mixed through Tor-like networks it will mean people can still get data from A via X to B. Even if these advancement is unwanted it cannot be stopped without ruining the internet as it is and turning the world into one major surveillance condition. Legislation in all its shapes and forms will always be a part of humanity to deal with, so using this as a motive to forfeit freedom, progress and options is a no go. Maybe it would help only the few that have a different schedule and will need to spread fear to keep people in line serving them.
Disinformation & Infiltration
It appears to be getting regular to strike first and investigate later as that is”always” the best defense against those pesky enemies of this state; pre-emptive cyber attacks against other nations are increasing while disinformation has been spread through”purchased” news media outlets. Add to that infiltration of associations and other things and we’re just another step closer to perfect Orwellian societies. Cyber strikes are not as visible to the mass so they don’t seem to be important enough to question or think about if they have reported. Some media outlets spread disinformation on command, another example of the govporation complex. The question is what is accomplished beside making a possible situation worse by pre-emptive strikes, corrupting news websites for hidden agendas and spreading distrust in society by more infiltrations? By understanding the why and who society can determine when this is the planet we want to live in or do we have to make modifications.