Category quantum computing

The {Cyber} Guns Of August

Quite a conclusion here: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it” [31] the professor wryly replied. “Who really benefits from secure computers?” he said with a morose smile. “Consumers get less expensive systems and software with more features, companies are able to sell […]

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      Tim Collins posted an April 12, 2018 article, with the title above, in London’s the  Mr. Collins begins by noting that “random number generators are never truly random. Most, rely […]

Bring On The Cyber Apocalypse

Bring on the cyber apocalypse By Gary Anderson – – Tuesday, April 10, 2018 View Original April 10th, 2018 Facebook Freeze Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times more > ANALYSIS/OPINION: Many “progressives” — particularly millennials — were horrified to learn that some Facebook data might have been used to help elect Donald Trump president. Conservatives […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Building The Future Force: Guaranteeing American Leadership In A Contested Environment

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, David Maxwell Comment:  “The 40 page report can be downloaded here:   Interestingly there is no discussion of Special Operations in the future force nor irregular, political, or unconventional warfare, […]

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, 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 […]