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.
Music: Snow Wave by Alright Lover