Your paper this week is about the use of newspeak (aka doublespeak) in today’s political and corporate worlds. Consider the following*:
- Would it actually be possible to fight a Cyber-war at the level of semantics? (Orwell wrote: “In Newspeak it was seldom possible to follow a heretical thought further than the perception that it was heretical: beyond that point the necessary words were nonexistent.”)
- If words such as “firewall” and “intrusion detection system” did not exist, would attackers have targets?
- To what degree do you think the United States is already adopting ‘Newspeak’ as its official political language? (Is the US PATRIOT ACT, the Patriot Act – or is it Newspeak?)
- Is “politically correct” language Newspeak?
- Raul, Charles., The Privacy, Data Protection, and Cybersecurity Law Review (November 2014). Page 268-280 https://www.sidley.com/~/media/files/publications/2014/11/the-privacy-data-protection-and-cybersecurity-la__/files/united-states/fileattachment/united-states.pdf
- Mooty, Gray Plant. A Legal Guide to Privacy and Data Security (Page 1, pages 19-30, page 111, pages 147-153), https://www.gpmlaw.com/portalresource/A_Legal_Guide_to_TECHNOLOGY_TRANSACTIONS.pdf
- Dept of Justice, Prosecuting Cyber Crimes, Identity Theft: 18 U.S.C. § 1028(a)(7), Pages 96 – 101, http://www.justice.gov/criminal/cybercrime/docs/ccmanual.pdf
- Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) – https://epic.org/
- NIST. De-Identification of Personal Information (skim). https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/ir/2015/NIST.IR.8053.pdf
- Pew Research The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online (read only “themes” and “sub-theme” intro paragraphs: http://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/10/19095643/PI_2017.10.19_Future-of-Truth-and-Misinformation_FINAL.pdf
- Orwell, Principles of Newspeak,http://orwell.ru/library/novels/1984/english/en_app
- Libicki, Martin C., Conquest in Cyberspace, Chapter 6 & 7