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Thinking Big about Social Networks Down Under

Posted By James Carafano On March 6, 2012 @ 10:00 am In Security | Comments Disabled

Can Twitter get you killed? Can Facebook start and stop wars? Can terrorism be financed through Paypal, and might people arm themselves through eBay?

These are the questions tackled in an online forum sponsored by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute examining the nexus of social networking and national security [1]. The Heritage Foundation recently hosted a similar public event [2] on the subject.

With all the buzz in Congress over cybersecurity legislation, including the PRECISE Act [3], there is never a better time to bone up on what is going on in the online competition for the high ground in cyberspace.

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[1] social networking and national security: http://www.aspi.org.au/research/spf.aspx

[2] public event: http://www.heritage.org/events/2012/03/wiki-at-war

[3] PRECISE Act: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/02/promoting-cybersecurity-through-the-precise-act

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