@War by Shane Harris
Published in November 2014
Thibault's Score: 3/5
Unlike the other books about cyber warfare that I've been devouring over the last two weeks, this book isn't sympathetic towards the NSA and the praetorian guard. The other books I reviewed were either neutral or had a slight pro-espionage bias. @War is a scathing critique of cyber warfare, and all of the irresponsible government behavior around the 5th domain.
While the ideas explored are very interesting, the presentation isn't always great. At certain points, Harris copy-pastes entire paragraphs from earlier chapter. There are many incomprehensible run-on sentences, and the work doesn't feel fully finished.
While I recommend everyone to spend time learning about cyberwarfare, I would direct people either towards Spam Nation or Dark Territory.
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