Techdirt Podcast Episode 57: Can Silicon Valley Help 'Disrupt' ISIS?

from the yes/no/maybe dept

Lately, there's been a lot of talk about cooperation between the government and the technology industry in the fight against terrorism, radicalization and, specifically, ISIS. A lot of this talk consists of the hugely problematic requests we discuss here regularly, like compromising encryption and cooperating with mass surveillance — but is that all there is to it? This week, we discuss what role Silicon Valley actually could play in combating ISIS.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 19 Jan 2016 @ 12:55pm

    Then what?

    Can silicon valley disrupt...
    Libertarians.
    Republicans.
    .
    .
    .

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  • identicon
    bob, 19 Jan 2016 @ 1:59pm

    yes

    Of course they can. The real question is at what cost. I don't think any non terrorist person wants terrorism to happen but what is the sacrifice that must be paid? I would rather have privacy, anonymity, security, and freedom than give those up for disrupting any terrorist online.

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  • identicon
    Stupid people want simple answers, 19 Jan 2016 @ 9:34pm

    Short answer

    NO

    Long answer:

    Your an idiot for even asking the question.

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