Category biometrics

SOCOM Looks To Field New Drones, Upgrade Comms — Fast

SOCOM Looks To Field New Drones, Upgrade Comms — Fast · by Paul McLeary SOFIC Tampa: The head of the Special Operations Command is concerned that even the most advanced tech his troops use in the field today is being aged out, given rapid advances in commercial technologies that have overtaken military-grade gear. “The equipment that […]

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

Defense intelligence chief: ‘A lot of technology remains untapped’ – · 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 […]

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 […]

Mysterious Company Is Using Facebook To Build A Massive Facial-Recognition Database

Mysterious company is using Facebook to build a massive facial-recognition database By Monica Chin, View Original April 17th, 2018 A surveillance camera with facial recognition technology at Berlin Suedkreuz station in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 3 2017.Photo by: Image: steffi loos/Getty Images Facebook has been under fire for its handling of personal data, but what companies around […]

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 […]

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 […]

12 Trends That Leaders At The Army’s Training And Doctrine Command Are Watching

12 trends that leaders at the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command are watching By Mark Pomerleau, View Original March 28th, 2018 As the political landscape changes in Europe, the Army is considering new ways to solve problems related to weapons of mass destruction, cyberattacks, and electronic warfare. At the AUSA Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama […]

You Can Be Easily Tracked — Even Without The Use Of GPS 

You Can Be Easily Tracked — Even Without The Use Of GPS        Cyber security guru Bruce Schneier posted a December 15, 2017 article with the title above on his blog,, about how you can be tracked without those tracking you — having to use of a global positioning system (GPS) […]

The Great AI Paradox

The Great AI Paradox By Brian Bergstein, View Original December 15th, 2017 You’ve probably heard versions of each of the following ideas. 1. With computers becoming remarkably adept at driving, understanding speech, and other tasks, more jobs could soon be automated than society is prepared to handle. 2. Improvements in computers’ skills will stack up until machines […]