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01Episode 1 - The Documentary20120501

Ed Butler assesses the growing threats in cyberspace from hackers and cyber weapons.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The internet is used by around 2.3 billion strangers all over the world.

These include rivals and deadly enemies who suddenly find they have the power to cause all kinds of mischief.

Soon, even these may be just a small part of the cyberspace population, as billions of machines and household appliances come online too.

Ed Butler assesses the ever-increasing threats in cyberspace from hackers and cyber weapons, and what can be done to protect internet users.

01Episode 1 - The Documentary20120502
02Episode 2 - The Documentary2012050820120509
20120512 (WS)

Ed Butler asks if the net's architecture and governance is still fit for purpose?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Ed Butler considers the growing threats of cyber crime, hacking and warfare.

The internet began life as a means of sharing data between a handful of research institutions, whose members often knew and trusted each other.

Today it is used by around 2.3 billion strangers all over the world, including rivals and deadly enemies, purveyors of vice, political activists of all colours, and computer savvy kids, who suddenly find they have the power to cause all kinds of mischief.

Soon, even these may be just a small part of the cyberspace population, as billions of machines and household appliances come online too.

So is the net's original architecture and governance still fit for purpose?

Or has it gone out of control and become hopelessly insecure?

Ed Butler assesses the ever-increasing threats from hackers, criminals, and even cyber weapons, and asks what can be done to protect internet users without encroaching on their liberties.

(Image: Teenage boy using a PC, computer at home. Credit: Science Photo Library)

(02/03)

Ed Butler assesses the ever-increasing threats from hackers and cyber weapons, and what.

Ed Butler assesses the ever-increasing threats from hackers and cyber weapons, and what can be done to protect internet users.

02Episode 2 - The Documentary20120509

Ed Butler asks if the net's architecture and governance is still fit for purpose?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Ed Butler considers the growing threats of cyber crime, hacking and warfare.

The internet began life as a means of sharing data between a handful of research institutions, whose members often knew and trusted each other.

Today it is used by around 2.3 billion strangers all over the world, including rivals and deadly enemies, purveyors of vice, political activists of all colours, and computer savvy kids, who suddenly find they have the power to cause all kinds of mischief.

Soon, even these may be just a small part of the cyberspace population, as billions of machines and household appliances come online too.

So is the net's original architecture and governance still fit for purpose?

Or has it gone out of control and become hopelessly insecure?

Ed Butler assesses the ever-increasing threats from hackers, criminals, and even cyber weapons, and asks what can be done to protect internet users without encroaching on their liberties.

(Image: Teenage boy using a PC, computer at home. Credit: Science Photo Library)

02Episode 2 - The Documentary20120512
02The Documentary2012050820120509

(02/03)

Ed Butler assesses the ever-increasing threats from hackers and cyber weapons, and what.

Ed Butler assesses the ever-increasing threats from hackers and cyber weapons, and what can be done to protect internet users.

02The Documentary2012050820120512

(02/03)

Ed Butler assesses the ever-increasing threats from hackers and cyber weapons, and what.

03Episode 3 - The Documentary20120515

In the final episode Ed Butler asks what governments can do to protect the internet.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Ed Butler considers the growing threats of cyber crime, hacking and warfare.

The internet began life as a means of sharing data between a handful of research institutions, whose members often knew and trusted each other.

Today it's used by around 2.3 billion strangers all over the world, including rivals and deadly enemies, purveyors of vice, political activists of all colours, and computer-savvy kids, who suddenly find they have the power to cause all kinds of mischief.

Soon, even these may be just a small part of the cyberspace population, as billions of machines and household appliances come online too.

So is the net's original architecture and governance still fit for purpose?

Or has it gone out of control and become hopelessly insecure?

Ed Butler assesses the ever-increasing threats from hackers and cyber weapons, and what can be done to protect internet users.

In this, the final episode of three, he investigates the many internet stakeholders.

What can governments do to protect the net? And what can we do?

(Image: Conceptual computer artwork of a human eye, electronic circuit diagrams, a bar code (bottom left), a fingerprint (top right) and binary code (zeros and ones). Credit: Science Photo Library.

03Episode 3 - The Documentary20120516
03Episode 3 - The Documentary20120519
03 LAST2012051520120516
20120519 (WS)

Ed Butler assesses the ever-increasing threats from hackers and cyber weapons, and what can be done to protect internet users.

In this, the final episode of three, Ed Butler investigates the many internet stakeholders. What can governments do to protect the net? And what can we do?

Ed Butler considers the growing threats of cyber crime, hacking and warfare.

The internet began life as a means of sharing data between a handful of research institutions, whose members often knew and trusted each other. Today it's used by around 2.3 billion strangers all over the world, including rivals and deadly enemies, purveyors of vice, political activists of all colours, and computer-savvy kids, who suddenly find they have the power to cause all kinds of mischief. Soon, even these may be just a small part of the cyberspace population, as billions of machines and household appliances come online too. So is the net's original architecture and governance still fit for purpose? Or has it gone out of control and become hopelessly insecure?

Episode 03 of 03

Ed Butler assesses the ever-increasing threats from hackers and cyber weapons, and what.

03 LASTThe Documentary2012051520120519

Ed Butler assesses the ever-increasing threats from hackers and cyber weapons, and what can be done to protect internet users.

In this, the final episode of three, Ed Butler investigates the many internet stakeholders. What can governments do to protect the net? And what can we do?

Ed Butler considers the growing threats of cyber crime, hacking and warfare.

The internet began life as a means of sharing data between a handful of research institutions, whose members often knew and trusted each other. Today it's used by around 2.3 billion strangers all over the world, including rivals and deadly enemies, purveyors of vice, political activists of all colours, and computer-savvy kids, who suddenly find they have the power to cause all kinds of mischief. Soon, even these may be just a small part of the cyberspace population, as billions of machines and household appliances come online too. So is the net's original architecture and governance still fit for purpose? Or has it gone out of control and become hopelessly insecure?