The Difference Between (Ordinary) Computer Crimes and Acts of War

Obviously, the (Russian-Ukrainian) conflict is also fought by hitting technological infrastructures. It is not surprising, then, that, on the one hand, Ukraine is pushing for the ‘recruitment’ of a ‘foreign legion’ of people capable of using computers offensively. Also, it is not suprising that, on the other hand (more or less), spontaneous aggregations of groups are springing up that fight for one or the other side using information technology. Lastly, the cunning subject of actions committed by so-called ‘state-sponsored’ subjects or criminal groups comes into play. They take advantage of the institutions’ ‘accidental distractions’ —if not blind eye— and commit crimes to the detriment, as it happens, of hostile countries. In this case, it is often difficult to draw a line between a state’s inability to prosecute offenders and its interest in creating a confused and uncertain situation, of which it can indirectly take advantage by Andrea Monti – Initially published in Italian on Strategikon – an Italian Tech blog Continue reading “The Difference Between (Ordinary) Computer Crimes and Acts of War”

On the side of Jorge da Burgos (or “on information and the awareness of not knowing”)

I overheard people laughing at ridiculous things and reminded them of one of the principles of our rule. And as the psalmist says, if the monk must abstain from good speech because of his vow of silence, all the more reason why he must avoid lousy speech. And as there are bad speeches, there are bad images. And these are those that lie about the form of creation and show the world in the opposite of what it should be, has always been and will always be forever and ever until the consummation of time. by Andrea Monti – Initially published in Italian on Strategikon – an Italian Tech blog Continue reading “On the side of Jorge da Burgos (or “on information and the awareness of not knowing”)”

Adhering to the Treaty of Rome to stop wars

The International Criminal Court is an essential tool to give justice to the victims of war crimes. However, it can also be a deterrent to contain the military escalation of diplomatic crises. Especially if the superpowers would recognize its jurisdiction by Andrea Monti – Adjunct Professor of Digital Law in the degree course in Digital Marketing at the University of Chieti-Pescara – Initially pubished in Italian by Formiche.net
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Pandemic, War and the (il)logic of ‘methink’

Polarisation of positions, opinions formulated by ‘experts’ with no real qualifications or by people who have never dealt with a particular subject but who speak out anyway, the need to generate traffic to support the monetisation of content, a paroxysmal search for visibility at any cost, influencers’ self-referentiality pushed to the extreme, ‘moral’ indignation that prevails over the law and the principles of law… It sounds like the umpteenth indictment against the destabilising effects caused by social networks. However, in reality, it concerns the world of so-called ‘professional information, which has demonstrated macroscopically and definitively that it is affected by the same ills. By Andrea Monti – Abridged version of an article initially published in Italian by Strategikon – an Italian Tech Blog

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Japan enters the Analytics War. Is this the end of EU legal imperialism?

The echoes of the first shots fired against Google Analytics by the Austrian Data Protection Authority have not yet died down in the Analytics War, that another attack came from the French front. On 10 February, the Cnil declared that it shared the reading of the Gdpr according to which the use of Google’s data aggregation system allows an illegal transfer of data to the US. The reactions of the American forces were not long in coming, with Meta’s adamantine declaration in a report filed with the SEC, according to which it might be complicated to continue operating in Europe on account of data protection legislation. Google and the other Big Tech companies have not reacted just yet. However, it is probably only a matter of time before a “coalition of the willing” is born to defend the industrial interests of a sector that is strategic for the US, also in terms of international politics by Andrea Monti – published initially in Italian on Strategikon – an Italian Tech blog

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