[Ads-l] New retronym: kinetic, opposite of cyber

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 1 21:13:24 UTC 2016


An article with 17 cybers ends with "kinetic side" as the opposite to
the cyber side, meaning the real, non-digital, offline world, or
meatspace.

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In addition to overloading or defacing Isis’s web presence, known as a
denial of service attack, and aiming to prevent the uploading or
distribution of propaganda, particularly on social media, it is likely
that the US Cyber Command is “mapping the people behind networks,
their connections and physical locations and then feeding that into
targeting on the kinetic side – injecting false info to create
uncertainty”, Singer said.
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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/29/pentagon-admits-cyber-attacks-against-isis

Hugo

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