Category cloud computing

CyCon U.S. Call For Papers Is Now Open: Full Paper Submission Deadline Is July 22, 2018

CyCon U.S. Call for Papers is now open Theme: Cyber Conflict during Competition CyCon U.S. seeks technical, legal, political, and military positions and research related to Cyber Conflict during Competition. Important Dates Full Paper Submission Deadline: July 22, 2018 Notification of Paper Acceptance: August 20, 2018 Final Paper Submission Deadline: September 17, 2018 “Inter-state strategic […]

Alexa, Tell Me A National Security Secret: Amazon’s Reach Goes Beyond The Post Office

Alexa, Tell Me A National Security Secret: Amazon’s Reach Goes Beyond The Post Office By Brian Naylor, www.npr.org View Original April 23rd, 2018 Amazon has been one of President Trump’s favorite targets on Twitter. He’s accused the company of not collecting taxes (which it does), charged it with putting retailers out of business — and focused his […]

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 […]

Forecasting The Future Of Warfare

David Maxwell:  “A long important read with important history (and a “scorecard”).” Excerpt: How Did We Do? You Decide.   I gave up command of the Army War College in the summer of 2000. Gen. Rick Shinseki, chief of staff at the time, kindly asked that I stay on active duty another six months to […]

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 […]

A Cyber Attack Hobbles Atlanta, And Security Experts Shudder

A Dry-Run? An indication of things to come?/Worse? A Cyberattack Hobbles Atlanta, and Security Experts Shudder By Nicole Perlroth, Alan Blinder, www.nytimes.com View Original March 29th, 2018 Municipal employees in Atlanta were able to use computers again on Tuesday as the city worked to recover from a cyberattack, but some digital services for residents remained unavailable. Credit David […]

Fears Of A Trade War With China, FaceBook’s Troubles, Derail The Bulls On Wall Street; Cloud Software Stocks Rise On M&A Hopes

Fears Of A Trade War With China, FaceBook’s Troubles, Derail The Bulls On Wall Street; Cloud Software Stocks Rise On M&A Hopes   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Well, we know the romping bull market in stocks that lasted all of 2017, is no more.  Investors and traders were spoiled throughout last year, as volatility and any […]

To Defend Against Hostile Nations, America Needs Fierce Cyberpower: By Gen. (Ret.) Michael Hayden

http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/377876-america-needs-to-step-up-cyber-combat-against-hostile-nations To defend against hostile nations, America needs fierce cyberpower BY MICHAEL HAYDEN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 03/12/18 07:00 AM EDT 13 THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL 3 AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Google+   © Thinkstock The “Russia story” is big news […]

Why Is Google Working With The Pentagon?

Why is Google working with the Pentagon? By Sanjana Varghese, www.newstatesman.com View Original March 8th, 2018 Given its “Do No Evil” motto, Google’s decision to work with the world’s most robust military agency may seem surprising. By The tech giants have faced unprecedented scrutiny lately, with commissions, boards and committees around the world decrying the effect that they have […]

Terminator-Like AI Movie Death Scenarios Are Just ‘One, To Two Decades Away,’ Claims Former Google Chief, Eric Schmidt

Terminator-Like AI Movie Death Scenarios Are Just ‘One, To Two Decades Away,’ Claims Former Google Chief, Eric Schmidt   www.fortunascorner.com        Phoebe Weston and Joe Pinkstone posted a March 1, 2018 article to the DailyMail.com with the title above.  They begin by noting that “former Google Chief, Eric Schmidt, believes that artificial intelligence (AI) technology is […]