Friday 19 December 2014

Hacked Off

I seem to recall that Sony is Japanese. How, then, is this hacking business primarily America's problem? Or is that too risky a question to ask, for fear of North Korea versus Japan?

And I seem to have missed something. Sony should have asked the President of the United States before it made an editorial decision? "Some dictator, someplace," indeed.

As my friend John Monney has just put it on Facebook, "Surely USA owned firms bend over backwards to facilitate China, who don't have a good human rights record? If a Sony movie was a satire on "taking out" a Chinese leader or a Saudi Arabian leader, I suspect that the White House would be leaning on Sony not to release it."


1 comment:

  1. I am not sure why hacking at a private company would be a national security issue anyway, American or otherwise. Wouldn't that be a problem for the company's electronic security team? Then again, this is the administration that made announcements about a new Homeland Security anti-piracy taskforce from Disney headquarters.

    What happened to the great and powerful private sector? Shouldn't these corporations be handling their own e-security and using their own lawyers to deal with IP piracy?