Monthly Archives: June 2015

Artificial Intelligence Is A Very Real Threat — And, Robots Could Wipe Out Humanity….By ACCIDENT, Claims Dr. Stuart Armstrong With The Future Of Humanity Institute, At London’s Oxford University

Artificial Intelligence Is A Very Real Threat — And, Robots Could Wipe Out Humanity….By ACCIDENT, Claims Dr. Stuart Armstrong With The Future Of Humanity Institute, At London’s Oxford University www.fortunascorner.com      Sarah Griffiths, writing for the June 29, 2015 edition of London’s, ThedailyMailOnline, begins by noting, “from Terminator, to Transcendence,  Hollywood sci-fi films have taught […]

With Court Approval, NSA Resumes Bulk Collection Of Phone Data

With Court Approval, NSA Resumes Bulk Collection Of Phone Data https://www.washingtonpost. com/world/national-security/ with-court-approval-nsa- resumes-bulk-collection-of- phone-data/2015/06/30/ a40c5a64-1f3f-11e5-bf41- c23f5d3face1_story.htm l This undated US government photo shows an aerial view of the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Md. (AP) By Ellen Nakashima June 30 at 3:19 PM The National Security Agency on Tuesday restarted its bulk collection of Americans’ […]

Iran, Global Powers Extend Nuclear Talks Deadline – Before July 9, 2015

I’m SHOCKED!  Keep kicking the can down the road, then you run out of road, then gravel, then dirt — and then — Iran has a nuke.  They’re following the North Korean nuclear weapons playbook. RCP The Wall Street Journal ‎ WORLD Iran, Global Powers Extend Nuclear Talks Deadline Western officials have said they want a […]

Panel: ISIS ‘Stronger, Tougher and Smarter’ Than Expected

Excerpts: “Problem is we have not unpacked that strategy,” particularly as it applies to the regional coalition and mobilizing forces in Iraq. Ignatius said President Barack Obama “needs some one person who will take the responsibility for this campaign. John Allen [retired Marine Corps general] though he was given that job . . . it […]

Meet the American Taking the Fight to ISIS

David Maxwell Associate Director, Center for Security Studies & Security Studies Program Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Georgetown University Office: 202-687-3834 Cell: 703-300-8263 email: dsm62@georgetown.edu Dave Maxwell: From MAXIM Magazine.  His life should really be a movie. He knew how we should have gotten rid of Saddam.  I told the fact checker that the information below could […]

There’s No Such Thing As A Lone Wolf In Cyberspace

There’s No Such Thing As A Lone Wolf In Cyberspace http://blogs.reuters.com/ great-debate/2015/06/25/ theres-no-such-thing-as-a- lone-wolf-in-cyberspace/ By Gabriel Weimann June 25, 2015 FBI handout photo of Dzhokhar (L) and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the lone-wolf terrorists behind the Boston Marathan bombing, April 18, 2013. REUTERS/FBI/Handout “Lone wolf” terrorism is often cited as the biggest terrorist threat today. The problem with […]

U.S. Government/OPM Web Portal Shut Down Over Security Concerns

18   POLITICS U.S. Government Web Portal Shut Down Over Security Concerns Office of Personnel Management, which suffered a massive data breach, cites web portal’s ‘vulnerability’ ENLARGE Director of the Office of Personnel Management, Katherine Archuleta, testifies on the OPM data breach before a Senate panel last Thursday. PHOTO: CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES By DAMIAN PALETTA Updated June […]

Army Kills Controversial Social Science Program

Army Kills Controversial Social Science Program http://www.usatoday.com/story/ news/nation/2015/06/29/human- terrain-system-afghanistan/ 29476409/?utm_source= feedblitz&utm_medium= FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign= usatodaycomworld-topstories  Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY9:21 p.m. EDT June 29, 2015 (Photo: Spc. Benjamin Boren, Joint Combat Camera)  228CONNECT 146TWEETLINKEDIN  37COMMENTEMAILMORE WASHINGTON – The Army has quietly killed a program that put social scientists on battlefields to help troops avoid unnecessary bloodshed and improve […]

We’re Losing the Cyber War: Huge Theft From OPM Comes After Years Of Passivity Regarding Foreign Digital Intrusions

We’re Losing the Cyber War The huge theft from the Office of Personnel Management comes after years of Obama administration passivity despite repeated digital attacks. ENLARGE http://www.wsj.com/articles/ were-losing-the-cyber-war- 1435508565 By L. GORDON CROVITZ June 28, 2015 5:18 p.m. ET 135 COMMENTS The Obama administration disclosed this month that for the past year China had access to the […]

Moscow’s Nullification of 1954 Transfer of Crimea to Ukraine a Dangerous Precedent, Sokolov Says

  http://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2015/06/moscows-nullification-of-1954-transfer.html Window on Eurasia — New Series Monday, June 29, 2015  Moscow’s Nullification of 1954 Transfer of Crimea to Ukraine a Dangerous Precedent, Sokolov Says Paul Goble             Staunton, June 29 – The declaration by the Russian Procuracy General that the transfer of Crimea from the RSFSR to Ukraine in 1954 was unconstitutional has […]