Category big data

Under Secretary Of Defense For Intelligence: ‘A Lot Of Technology Remains Untapped’

Defense intelligence chief: ‘A lot of technology remains untapped’ – SpaceNews.com spacenews.com · by Sandra Erwin · April 23, 2018 Kernan: Project Maven so far has been “extraordinarily” useful in processing intelligence but more capabilities are needed. TAMPA, FLA. — Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Joseph Kernan, a retired Navy vice admiral, is rarely seen or heard at […]

8 Ways Hackers Monetize Stolen Data

8 Ways Hackers Monetize Stolen Data   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Steve Zurier posted an April 17, 2018 article to the security and technology website, DarkReading.com, with the title above.  We are all well aware that our personal data has likely been compromised many times in the past decade because of the plethora of gaps and vulnerabilities with […]

Palantir Knows Everything About You

     Blaming Peter Thiel & Palantir for excessive surveillance may be convenient for liberals and Silicon Valley; but, our personal privacy was substantially compromised long ago.  We absolutely need to have a thoughtful debate about how much surveillance is too much.  But, singling out Palantir does nothing to advance that debate; and, singles out […]

The Machine That Can Never Be Hacked: ‘Random Number Generator’ Is Created Using Quantum Physics — And, Even Supercomputers Can’t Steal Its Data

The Machine That Can Never Be Hacked: ‘Random Number Generator’ Is Created Using Quantum Physics — And, Even Supercomputers Can’t Steal Its Data http://www.fortunascorner.com      Tim Collins posted an April 12, 2018 article, with the title above, in London’s the DailyMail.com.  Mr. Collins begins by noting that “random number generators are never truly random. Most, rely […]

Meet The New Robot Army: Intelligent Machines That Could Usher In A New Era Of Autonomous Warfare Are Already Here

Meet the New Robot Army Intelligent machines that could usher in an era of autonomous warfare are already here https://www.wsj.com/articles/meet-the-new-robot-army-1523455200 ILLUSTRATION: ALEXANDER WELLS By Paul Scharre April 11, 2018 10:00 a.m. ET 27 COMMENTS In contemporary sci-fi—HBO’s “Westworld,” for example—sentient machines take up arms against humanity. In the real world, intelligent—and increasingly autonomous—robots are being created with […]

Digital Footprints: How To Find Out What Facebook And Google Know About You

https://www.voanews.com/a/facebook-google-personal-information/4339902.html Digital Footprints: How to Find Out What Facebook and Google Know About You Michelle QuinnSAN FRANCISCO — As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies in front of Congress about the company’s practices this week, Americans are waking up to just how much personal information tech companies have collected about them. Facebook said it will begin […]

Facebook Has Always Been One Big Swindle

     “If you are not paying for the product, you are the product.”  Steve Jobs       But, as the old saying goes, ‘nothing good comes easy.’  Perhaps there is a better way; and, this current social media ‘crisis’ may shed some light on the underbelly of social media companies — and, hopefully a […]

Ground-Breaking Film “2001 A Space Odyssey,” Debuted 50 Years Ago, Friday, April 6, 1968; The HAL-9000 Computer, Empowered By Artificial Intelligence In The Film — May Soon Become A Reality

Ground-Breaking Film “2001 A Space Odyssey,” Debuted 50 Years Ago, Friday, April 6, 1968; The HAL-9000 Computer, Empowered By Artificial Intelligence In The Film — May Soon Become A Reality     www.fortunascorner      The 50th anniversary of the Stanley Kubrick/Arthur C. Clarke classic, ‘2001 A Space Odyssey,” is upon us — a movie, […]

The Case For Extreme Worry

In places that include China and Russia, chief rival powers to the U.S., technology is “empowering top-down authoritarianism as liberal democracy weakens.” The case for extreme worry Axios · by Mike Allen To White House insiders, this is the most dangerous phase of Donald Trump’s presidency so far, from the brewing trade war with China that he denies is a […]

The United States Is Preparing For The Wrong War

Excerpts.   There’s nothing wrong with rebuilding the United States’ conventional combat capacity. By all means, buy more fighter aircraft and navy ships. Spend more time training with artillery and tanks. Those weapons are needed to maintain deterrence and keep the peace. But don’t imagine that all this firepower will keep us safe. The United […]