O'Reilly logo

The Pebble and the Avalanche by Moshe Yudkowsky

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter SevenThe Internet’s Permanent Revolution

61

The Internet operates in a state of almost total anarchy. My computer defenses record upwards of a hundred attacks a day against my office network by viruses, crackers, and other malicious intruders, and that’s a drop in the bucket compared with some systems. Then there’s spam. Over 80% of the e-mail I receive is spam, and if it weren’t for my antispam filters I would have given up on e-mail long ago.

Security and privacy are your problems to solve when you go online. As for getting online in the first place, Internet service providers (ISPs) aren’t common carriers and they don’t have to carry your data if they don’t want to, and, even among themselves, the ISPs trade data under a series of ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required