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June 28, 2013

Schneier on Security: The Politics of Security in a Democracy

Security technologist Bruce Schneier: 'The "fear preacher" wins- regardless of the outcome.' http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2013/05/the_politics_of_3.html

Schneier on Security: The Politics of Security in a Democracy

Terrorism causes fear- and we overreact to that fear. Our brains aren't very good at probability and risk analysis. We tend to exaggerate spectacular- strange and rare events- and downplay ordinary- familiar and common ones. We think rare risks are more common than they are- and we fear them more th…