Monthly Archives: July 2014

U.S. 2Qtr. GDP Surprises; Argentina Default Imminent; SRPT, ARWR

U.S. 2Qtr. GDP Surprises To Upside; Argentine Default Imminent; SRPT And ARWR Stocks closed mixed today after U.S. GDP came in at a surprisingly strong +4 percent in the second quarter of 2014, after a -2.1 number in Q1. There was something for everyone in that number. “The bulls look at the strength of the […]

An Infrared iPhone Case That Lets You See Through Walls And In The Dark

An Infrared iPhone Case That Lets You See Through Walls And In The Dark www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Tim Moynihan has an article today(July 30, 2014) on the website Wired.com, with the title above. He begins by noting that “there used to be a time when thermal-imaging aficionados had to walk around with goggles strapped to their faces. […]

How ‘Game Of Thrones’ Will Predict The Next Osama bin Laden

How ‘Game Of Thrones’ Will Predict The Next Osama bin Laden www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Patrick Tucker had a July 29, 2014 article in the online publication DefenseOne.com, with the title above. He begins by asking, “How do you predict the terror leader of the future?” “In sort of the same way you can predict what happens next […]

Chinese Hackers Stole Blueprints Of Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense System; But, That’s What Other Countries Do

Chinese Hackers Stole Blueprints Of Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense System; But, That’s What Other Countries Do – The U.S. May Be The ‘Only’ Exception www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Mohit Kumar, writing in the July 28, 2014’s TheHackerNews,com, writes that “Chinese hackers infiltrated the databases of three Israeli defense contractors, and stole plans for Israel’s Iron Dome missile […]

Former NSA Director Will File “At Least” 9 Patents To Detect Malicious Hacking

Former NSA Director Will File “At Least” 9 Patents To Detect Malicious Hackers www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Megan Geuss, had an article in the July 29, 2014 cyber security publication ArsTechnica.com, with the title above. Ms. Geuss cites an interview that former NSA Director, General Keith Alexander gave to Foreign Policy’s Shane Harris on Monday of this week. […]

Putin And The Lessons Of Russia’s INF Treaty Violations

Putin’s Treaty Problem: The Lessons of Russia’s INF Treaty Violations photo courtesy of CSIS Poni https://www.flickr.com/photos/csisponi/9240864824 By Thomas Karako Jul 29, 2014 On September 11, 2013, Vladimir Putin penned an op-ed in the New York Times, objecting to possible intervention in Syria on the principled basis of international law and sovereignty: “The law is still […]

Talent And National Security

July 29, 2014, 10:00 am Talent and National Security By U.S. Navy V. Adm. Bill Moran http://thehill.com/blogs/ congress-blog/homeland- security/213529-talent-and- national-security Seems like yesterday to me, but over the past decade, our Navy shed nearly 90,000 active and reserve sailors as we were forced to balance budget and force structure. Now, after thirteen years of war, […]

Twitter Stock Surges After-Hours; Where New Sanctions On Russia – Will Hurt The Most’

Twitter Stock Surges After-Hours On Earnings Beat; New U.S./E.U. Sanctions On Russia — Where They Will Hurt The Most www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Shares of the social media giant Twitter (TWTR) surged in after-hours trading after beating on earnings and just about every other category of importance. “I can’t find anything that they didn’t beat on. This was […]

Where Ukraine’s Separatists Get Their Weapons

Where Ukraine’s Separatists Get Their Weapons By Thomas Grove and Warren Strobel July 29, 2014 DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – On the last day of May, a surface-to-air rocket was signed out of a military base near Moscow where it had been stored for more than 20 years. According to the ornate Cyrillic handwriting in the […]

NSA Losing Interest In Return Of Edward Snowden; “He Doesn’t Drink, Reads Dostoevsky, And Doesn’t Wear A Disguise”

NSA Losing Interest In Return Of Edward Snowden; “He Doesn’t Drink, Reads Dostoevsky, And Doesn’t Wear A Disguise www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com With Edward Snowden’s visa in Russia set to expire [Snowden’s lawyer has applied for an indefinite extension] this Thursday, July 31, 2014, the website Breitbart reported yesterday that “the National Security Agency (NSA) is beginning to […]