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Internet expert Douglas Thomas on the hacking of Sony Pictures
Internet expert Douglas Thomas on the hacking of Sony Pictures

There are myriad ramifications to the hacking of Sony's computers and the domino effect of its yanking "The Interview," in the wake of a murky threat from the North Korean cyber underground. Putting it in perspective is Douglas Thomas' turf. The USC associate communications professor has testified in Congress about cybercrime and security, and a lot of what he detailed in his book "Hacker Culture" is now playing out on the world stage. He sees it shaping law, politics and, yes, Hollywood — unsettlingly —- for decades to come. The president has talked about a proportional response. In the cyberworld, what is a proportional response? I don't...

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