Ron Deibert on the Business of Cyberwarfare

By Hazlitt


In this outtake from our upcoming episode of The Arcade podcast, Ron Deibert, author of Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace, talks about the big business of cyberwarfare and whether programmers should be held accountable for what they make.

A gun’s a gun. You can use it as a doorstop but basically, a gun’s a gun. A router that is used to filter internet traffic can be used to keep the internet running and keep out spam and ensure that everything is efficient. It can also be used to identify dissidents who then will be arrested and tortured and killed. That’s the difference. It’s a classic dual-use technology.”

Read our interview with Ron Deibert by Wired columnist and New York Times Magazine contributing writer Clive Thompson.

Listen to The Arcade podcast later this week for our full interview with Ron Deibert. Subscribe to The Arcade on iTunes or stream us online.

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