Today's blast of cyberfear comes from a Washington Post columnist. After dreaming about "repeal[ing] the internet,"* Robert Samuelson targets "a terrifying danger: cyberwar".
"Cyberwar" ends up meaning all kinds of digitally-enabled sheninigans, from Stuxnet to industrial espionage.
What a portentious finale: "The Internet’s virtues are overstated, its vices understated. It’s a mixed blessing — and the mix may be moving against us."
*repeal is an interesting choice of verb, assuming the internet arose by government decree. That ignores the historical record of individual scientists and users, building the thing from the bottom up.