In a single day, the world changed. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 — and the U.S. response to them — continue to exert a profound effect on our nation and its citizens. In every arena of American life — from the economy to diplomacy, from military to social — attitudes and actions have been questioned and, in many cases, transformed. The security vs freedom debate rages on.
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TechRepublic: Bob Eisenhardt was an IT pro employed in the South Tower on 9/11. In this blog, he talks about his own experience and what it took to recover and rebuild his IT shop in the aftermath.
It felt great to have full command of one’s destiny, to report to no-one. To not have to climb any ladders or engage in corporate politics. It was invigorating to be one’s own man and my own boss. I was an independent consulting badass.
A personal story of my experience of September 11, 2001, and the subsequent battle to unravel the post-9/11 Patriot Act’s reach to Europe and further afield.
Sometimes you have to put a stake in the ground and declare your right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Ten years ago social media did not exist. How would it have changed the landscape during the terror attacks of 9/11?
How we’ve changed since that tragic day.
This essay was written by ZDNet Government columnist David Gewirtz on the morning of September 11, 2001.
TechRepublic: Emergency tech for disaster preparation
The actual bag you set aside for a quick exit in case of emergency depends on the items inside.
The phone system could no more handle the load than I could run to New York City from my home in the Blue Ridge mountains. So what did I do? I turned to the Internet, of course.
Back in 2001, we collectively said, “We will never forget.” We haven’t. This is the first of our series on the tenth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001.
A sobering new report concludes that there will be more attempted terrorist attacks on the United States and that this is no time to let down our guard.
The terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, sparked a change in U.S. policy on gathering intelligence to prevent further attacks. But as the scales of justice swayed, an erosion of civil liberties became apparent.
Across the network:
- CBS News: Holes remain in flight school scrutiny after 9/11
- Visitor’s guide to 9/11 sites and Lower Manhattan
- Video: Rare ground zero video shows subterranean search
- There will be an abundance of Sept. 11 TV coverage