The freedom of the internet to publish pretty much anything has had its blessings for the democratization of information. The downside: There is plenty of misinformation, half-truths, slanted articles, and plenty of embellishing out there. Sources of information are often sketchy at best and quite often prejudicial.
Each year foreign nations (as well as the United States) are ramping up their cyber war capabilities as the ability to target infrastructure of enemies becomes easier and easier to attack without dropping a single bomb.
The internet and technology is changing the world. Never before has information been so accessible to each of us so quickly and so far reaching. With new technology and wide spread use of computer devices that are more portable than ever, industries like publishing and media have been turned on their head.