White House Official Says, Tech Sparks Global Consensus

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Technology places like privacy, cybersecurity and web neutrality are the winners of the worldwide community, a top technology official for the Barack Obama administration said Wednesday.

Domestic arguments are driving rdquo,& astonishing international consensus, David Edelman, Special Assistant to the president for technology and economic policy at the National Economic Council, said at the Johns Hopkins University of Advanced International Studies.

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Hackers now have wider choice of weapons

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Over the past two weeks, hackers launched two of the biggest digital attacks in Internet history, targeting a French Internet provider and one of the foremost computer-security journalists in the United States.

What’s perhaps more unusual is not the size of the attacks, but their source: Internet-connected cameras and digital video recorders like those in home and office security systems.

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