In Cyberwar, There are No Rules

Why the world desperately needs digital Geneva Conventions.

Foreign Policy
Sep 13, 2018 · 14 min read
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By Tarah Wheeler

In 1984, a science fiction movie starring an up-and-coming Austrian-American actor took the box office by storm. A cybernetic organism is sent back in time to seek out and kill the mother of a great war hero to prevent his subsequent birth. The cyborg scans a phone…

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