India is one of the world’s fastest-growing wireless markets, and it already has an estimated one million BlackBerry users. Some use R.I.M.’s consumer e-mail service, which the government said it had no problem with because it can already monitor those messages.
I get pretty irritated with the CyberWar Hysteria sometimes. The logic of alamists goes something like this:
1) “Oh Noes there are Bad Haxors out there who break into computers!!”
2) “Computers are buggy and have problems and really get hacked!!!”
4) “EXPLOSIONS, MASS DESTRUCTION AND DEATH ARE COMING!!!1!11!”
It is genuinely hard to find examples of meatspace impacts from online hacking. Most frequently suggested is the power grid: the systems are complex, incredibly creaky, and computer controlled. This may have (but probably didn’t) happen in Brazil.