Tom Tom (just_tom) wrote,
Tom Tom
just_tom

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Bruce Schneier. Я не специалист по безопасности, но всё, что пишет этот дядька, кажется мне, вроде как "бенефициару" борьбы с терроризмом, очень разумным. Гораздо более разумным, чем те меры безопасности, с которыми я сталкиваюсь.

Our current response to terrorism is a form of "magical thinking." It relies on the idea that we can somehow make ourselves safer by protecting against what the terrorists happened to do last time. Unfortunately for politicians, the security measures that work are largely invisible. Such measures include enhancing the intelligence-gathering abilities of the secret services, hiring cultural experts and Arabic translators, building bridges with Islamic communities both nationally and internationally, funding police capabilities -- both investigative arms to prevent terrorist attacks, and emergency communications systems for after attacks occur -- and arresting terrorist plotters without media fanfare.
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Despite fearful rhetoric to the contrary, terrorism is not a transcendent threat. A terrorist attack cannot possibly destroy a country's way of life; it's only our reaction to that attack that can do that kind of damage. The more we undermine our own laws, the more we convert our buildings into fortresses, the more we reduce the freedoms and liberties at the foundation of our societies, the more we're doing the terrorists' job for them.

А вот его блог.

Спасибо bgmt и redtigra за наводку.


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