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Cyberspace is critical infrastructure – it will take effective government oversight to make it safe


August 9, 2020

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

Francine Berman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

(THE CONVERSATION) A famous 1990s New Yorker cartoon showed two dogs at a computer and a caption that read "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog." The cartoon represents a digital past when people required few safeguards on the internet. People could explore a world of information without having every click tracked or their personal data treated as a commodity.

The New Yorker cartoon doesn't apply today. Not only do your b...

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