Category Science & Technology

Dark Web Service Claims To Be Able To Track Any Cellphone & Read Text Messages; ‘Home Is Where The Hack Is’

smartlightbulbhackerthreat  (article attached at link to left) Dark Web Service Claims To Be Able To Track Any Cellphone & Read Text Messages; ‘Home Is Where The Hack Is’ www.fortunascorner.com      Ali Raza has an article on the June 14, 2017 edition of HackRead.com, warns that “a service on the Dark Web,” is advertising that […]

5 Technology Stocks For The Long Run — Barron’s Article On Top Technology Fund Manager’s Picks  For The Portfolio

5 Technology Stocks For The Long Run — Barron’s Article On Top Technology Fund Manager’s Picks  For The Portfolio http://www.fortunascorner.com      Johanna Bennett had a article in this weekend’s (June 12, 2017) Barron’s on ‘5 Technology Stocks For The Long,’ based on an interview with Joshua Spencer, Fund Manager, for T. Rowe Price Global Technology […]

Colin Gray On Strategic Nuclear Weapons Modernization

Good; however, Russia will use their “small” nukes. And, however ugly that proposition, we need to deal with the reality of it. On Jun 12, 2017, at 12:08 PM, Mark Schneider <drmarkschneider1@gmail.com> wrote: Information Series Issue No. 420                                                                                                                                                        June 12, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nuclear Security […]

Russia Has Developed A Cyber Weapon That Can Disrupt Power Grids, According To New Research

     A little late to the party on this one.  And, Russia is not the only Tier 1 nation-state that has developed an offensive cyber weapon capability that can do this kind of damage.  One unanswered question is when do we expect that cyber mafia’s, cyber ‘patriot’ groups, terrorists, and rouge states will develop, […]

The Trump Budget Still Shortchanges The Military: By HASC Chairman, (Rep./Texas) Mac Thornberry

     Now we can more fully understand why the FY18 NDAA signed out by Rep. Thornberry over the weekend was annotated to reflect the NDAA was being published/released “By Request,” which meant that it did not yet have the backing of the Chairman of the HASC.  The below makes clear where the HASC Chair […]

Palantir Goes From Pentagon Outsider To Mattis’ Inner Circle

Palantir Goes From Pentagon Outsider To Mattis’ Inner Circle By Bryan Bender, Jacqueline Klimas, www.politico.com View Original June 11th, 2017 At least three members of the Defense secretary’s inner circle worked, lobbied or consulted for the Silicon Valley company. At least three Pentagon officials close to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis either worked, lobbied or consulted for the company […]

U.S. F-15E Downs Iranian Built Syrian Drone After Airstrike On U.S. Led Forces

https://theaviationist.com/2017/06/09/u-s-f-15e-downs-iranian-built-syrian-drone-after-airstrike-on-u-s-led-forces/ U.S. F-15E DOWNS IRANIAN-BUILT SYRIAN DRONE AFTER AIRSTRIKE ON U.S. LED FORCES Jun 09 2017 – 0 Comments By Tom Demerly SYRIAN DRONE DESTROYED BY STRIKE EAGLE AFTER IT ENGAGED ANTI-ASSAD COALITION GROUND FORCES. SECOND AIR-TO-AIR KILL FOR THE STRIKE EAGLE SINCE GULF WAR. U.S. Special Operations advisors leading anti-Assad Syrian forces came under fire from […]

North Korea Dreams Of Turning Out the Lights

Comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell. David Maxwell:  I believe THAAD would defend against this kind of missile attack/threat against the South.   I should have added this:   As all military failures are a failure to learn, a failure to adapt, and a failure to anticipate (Cohen and Gooch), […]

North Korea Will Test-Fire ICBM In Not Too Distant Future: Party’s Official Newspaper

North Korea Will Test-Fire ICBM In Not Too Distant Future: Party’s Official Newspaper english.yonhapnews.co.kr View Original June 10th, 2017 SEOUL, June 10 (Yonhap) — North Korea’s official newspaper claimed Saturday that a test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile is not far away. “The series of recent strategic weapons tests show that we are not too […]

DIA Chief Fears Agency Becoming Irrelevant — But, LTG. Stewart’s Remarks Are Reflective Of A Much Larger Cascade Of Difficult Issues Confronting The Intelligence Community; What The IC Needs To Do To Avoid……Its Kodak Moment

DIA Chief Fears Agency Becoming Irrelevant — But, LTG. Stewart’s Remarks Are Reflective Of A Much Larger Cascade Of Difficult Issues Confronting The Intelligence Community; What The IC Needs To Do To Avoid……Its Kodak Moment www.fortunascorner,com      That’s the title of Stew Magnuson’s June 8, 2017 article on the Real Clear Defense website.  Mr. […]