Fighting terror online

March 19, 2008

Inspired by recent threats of terrorism, Professor Martin Golumbic, Director of the Caesarea Rothschild Institute for Interdisciplinary Applications of Computer Science at the University of Haifa wrote this new book examining the future of online terrorism. As Professor Golumbic explains, online terrorism is the use of new technology to elicit fear and panic in society. Fighting Terror Online focuses on how different societies react to this new form of terrorism and the ethics behind these responses. In Fighting Terror Online Golumbic asks the burning question, "How do we balance security needs and individual rights?"

Fighting Terror Online not only justifies the digital theater as the battle ground in the war against terror, but recognizes specific threats in relation to security and the environment. Golumbic and his research team deal with pressing issues of government ethics and add insight to issues dealing with, how far is too far? With specific regards to public privacy issues and when does national safety intrude on individual rights? Fighting Terror Online recognizes the internet as the new battlefront of terror and with the aid of specific examples in Israel and abroad offers suggestions for future legislation and policy within the global society.

University of Haifa

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