Ian Barker / BetaNews - 2 years ago
  • War always sparks innovation, and over the years conflict has led to improvements in technology and the acceleration of development in things like radar and the jet engine.
  • So, is the war against cyber crime driving technologies that will improve the internet?
  • In 2016, cyber crime cost the global economy over $450 billion — yet some experts have claimed trying to secure the internet is more trouble than it’s worth.
  • The other side of the coin is that cyber threats are driving people to use technologies like VPN, ad-blocking and encrypted mail services all of which have improved as a result.