Soft Earnings, China’s Move To Rein Speculative Investments, Greek Drama Upset Traders/Stock Market; Big Tech Earnings And Greece Will Dominate Stock Market/s In Upcoming Week      As Vito Racanelli wrote in this weekend’s Barron’s, “if only the week had ended Thursday.  Instead, stocks dropped sharply , the major indexes giving up at least […]

Excerpts:   Though the fight against ISIS dominates the news, CENTCOM’s worldview is shaped by an laundry list of horrors. First comes the Arab-Israeli conflict, which, in the weird world of the military, is dominant but rarely spoken about. In the bulging minds of the “strategic thinkers,” weapons of mass destruction are always the trump […]

Iran Rolls Out New Programmable Drone © Photo: Middle East 14:05 19.04.2015(updated 14:46 19.04.2015) Get short URL 41121 Iran unveiled a new home-made programmable drone as part of its Army day celebrations on Saturday, local media reported. © AFP 2015/ BEHROUZ MEHRI Iran Celebrates National Army Day, Unveils Latest Military Equipment “Basir is a […]

As Moore’s Law Turns 50 – The Revolution In Computing It Foretold Is On The Cusp Of Even More-Radical Progress “Gordon E. Moore, set out to graph the rapid rate of improvement in semiconductor-chip performance — and ended up discovering the heartbeat of the modern world.”      Michael Malone, a Wall Street Journal […]

Russian Hackers Use Zero-Days to Try to Get Sanctions Data By Alan Katz, Michael A Riley ‎ Bloomberg ‎ Search Russian Hackers Use Zero-Days to Try to Get Sanctions Data by Alan KatzMichael A Riley 2:49 PM MDT April 18, 2015 e on Facebtare on Twitter‎ Hackers linked to the Russian government used previously unknown flaws in […]

Digital ‘Arms Trade’ Flourishing In The ‘Back Alleys Of Cyberspace; New Dark Web Market Is Selling Zero-Day Exploits To Hackers — A Place Where A ‘Dr. No In Cyber Space May Emerge      Andy Greenberg, writing on the April 17, 2015 edition of, warns that hackers are getting new weapons for their cyber […]

The Terror Strategist: Secret Files Reveal the Structure of Islamic State international/world/islamic- state-files-show-structure-of- islamist-terror-group-a- 1029274.html By Christoph Reuter AP/ Raqqa Media Center An Iraqi officer planned Islamic State’s takeover in Syria and SPIEGEL has been given exclusive access to his papers. They portray an organization that, while seemingly driven by religious fanaticism, is actually coldly […]