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Re: motivating security, was Re: Every incident...

  • From: Alexander Harrowell
  • Date: Mon Feb 12 10:43:44 2007
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d Lewis <[email protected]> wrote:

I don't mean to say that the car owners or computer users are free
from blame.  But holding a sentiment of just blaming users is not
helpful.  OTOH, if there was something the operators could clearly do
to stop this, someone would have suggested it by now.  (There are all
them laws about snooping traffic, etc.)

I thought I had a conclusion ... but I don't.

Sure. Demonising sufferers didn't stop the spread of AIDS, probably made it worse (Saudi Arabia has one of the fastest growing HIV problems, they say). But shouting at people to wear condoms/use a firewall has diminishing returns. It's complicated.