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Preventing chemical weapons as sciences converge

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Science  16 Nov 2018:
Vol. 362, Issue 6416, pp. 753-755
DOI: 10.1126/science.aav5129

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  • Laws and regulations do not solve chemical weapon problems

    Michael Crowley et al. wrote an article entitled “Preventing chemical weapons as sciences converge” (1). Terrorists do not obey the laws or regulations in our society. Britain’s terrorism legislation has said that the government should consider abolishing all anti-terror laws as they are “unnecessary” in the fight against extremists (2). Laws and regulations do not immediately solve chemical weapon problems. These days, easy access to raw material, internet makes easier for terrorists to produce chemical weapons (3). In order to disturb terrorists for producing chemical weapons, there are possible four ways: spreading fake information on “how to produce chemical weapons” in the world, DOS-attacking the how-to-sites on the internet, falsifying the how-to-sites, and disconnecting the how-to-sites from the internet. In order to identify the terrorists, we may have to abandon our privacy in the near future.

    References:
    1. Michael Crowley et al., Preventing chemical weapons as sciences converge, Science 16 Nov 2018: Vol. 362, Issue 6416, pp. 753-755, Science 16 Nov 2018: Vol. 362, Issue 6416, pp. 753-755
    2. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/terror-laws-uk-offences-...
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