In a new Brookings Cafeteria Podcast focused on the new book Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know, co-author Peter Singer explains what actor Tom Cruise and the Anonymous network have in common. As Singer begins to explain:
We use the example of Tom Cruise appearing in one of the first more public Anonymous campaigns as an illustration of the kind of causes that motivate this collective in understanding how it operates. Essentially, the Tom Cruise link was that there was a video of him …
Listen starting at 18:45 to find out exactly what Tom Cruise has to do with Anonymous. Singer also explains a dangerous cyber meeting of Anonymous with the Zetas Mexican drug cartel.
[On Alex Jones' banning from Facebook and Youtube] It’s interesting they finally pulled the trigger. I think the biggest point of vulnerability on social media platforms is anti-competitive behavior. To me, it always seemed this is the way it would play out is for folks who disagree with the way the tech platforms are targeting the alt-right in particular or folks like Alex Jones. The leverage they have to get back on them is on they’re effectively a monopoly in control of online communication.