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Can U.S. Spies Reinvent Themselves After The Russia Hacks?

Conclusion: Understanding the damage caused by the 2016 Russian operation is not enough. As Comey testified, the Russians “tried to shape the way we think, we vote, we act.” All these actions point to a threat that is both serious and shows little sign of slowing. However, the first step in taking corrective action is […]

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 […]

The War Algorithm: The Pentagon’s Bet On The Future Of War

The War Algorithm: The Pentagon’s Bet On The Future Of War By Colin Clark, breakingdefense.com View Original May 31st, 2017 Thinking about robots and war often brings to mind HAL, the apparently well-meaning but ultimately destructive computer in 2001, or the metallic creatures of death in the Terminator series.Today, however, the Pentagon wants to push the concept in a different […]

U.S. Options To Develop A Cyberspace Influence Capability

  Options are one thing.  Actually doing one, or any of them is another matter.  Will the civil libertarians, the lawyers, Congress, and the so-called  mainstream media allow it?  We have tried comparable influence-type activities over the past decades, only to have our hand slapped and told to shut these kind of efforts down.  Will […]

‘Don’t Cry For Me Pyongyang:’ Cyber Security Firm, Symantec Increasingly Confident WannaCry Ransomware Attack/Cyber Pandemic, Linked to North Korea

‘Don’t Cry For Me Pyongyang:’ Cyber Security Firm, Symantec Increasingly Confident WannaCry Ransomware Attack/Cyber Pandemic, Linked to North Korea   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Joe Uchill has an article on yesterday’s (May 22, 2017) TheHill.com, noting that “researchers at [the cyber security firm], Symantec, are increasingly confident that a recent, massive ransomware outbreak — is linked […]

The Manchester Attack Shows The War Of Ideas Hasn’t Been Won

I’d like to meet those who thought that the West has done anything demonstrable in the past eight years to undermine militant Islam.  Under POTUS Obama, the philosophy was to slam Christianity, never say militant Islam; and, especially not in relation to terrorism; close Guantanamo, take in more refugees, celebrate multiculturalism and what makes us […]

In Remembrance/Honor Of Last Night’s Victims In Manchester England — A Re-Post of ‘A Judgment At Raqqa’

How many more victims and atrocities do we have to have — before the world and the U.S. take on the initiative below?  We cannot completely protect ourselves, that can’t be done.  And, we cannot kill our way to victory.  Killing a person is ‘easy.’  Killing an idea and philosophy is a lot harder.  I […]

“Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, And What The Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are”

“Everybody Lies:  Big Data, New Data, And What The Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are” http://www.fortunascorner.com      The above, is the title of new book just out this week by Seth Stephens Davidowitz; and published by Harper Collins.  Mr. Davidowitz was interviewed this morning (Friday/May 12, 2017) on CNBC’s Squawk Box. […]

Cyber Thieves Now Exploiting SS7 Flaws To Hack Smartphone Two-Factor Authentication Systems; Systems That Can Secretly Track Your Movements Via Your Cellphone For Sale On The Web

Cyber Thieves Now Exploiting SS7 Flaws To Hack Smartphone Two-Factor Authentication Systems; Systems That Can Secretly Track Your Movements Via Your Cellphone For Sale On The Web www.fortunascorner.com      “Every breath you take, every move you make, move you make, every step you take…..I’ll be watching you,” are the lyrics to the 1983 song, ‘Every […]