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Top U.S. Intelligence Official Takes A Shot At Google

Top U.S. Intelligence Official Takes A Shot At Google fifthdomain.com · by Justin Lynch · October 18, 2018 As U.S. government agencies seek to partner with the private sector to thwart cyberattacks and election meddling, the top U.S. intelligence official questioned the logic of American companies who refuse to work with the U.S. government but partner with China. […]

Google Drops Out Of Pentagon Cloud Computing Competition

David Maxwell Comment:  “I wonder if this will come back to haunt Google.  But I doubt there will be any significant blowback. It is no longer possible for the government and the military (or the public in general) to cut ties from google products (as I send this from a gmail account using Google Chrome […]

How Social Media Will Drastically Change the Way Wars Are Fought. Unless It Doesn’t

How Social Media Will Drastically Change the Way Wars Are Fought. Unless It Doesn’t. – Modern War Institute mwi.usma.edu · by Steve Leonard · October 8, 2018 P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking, LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) In the mid-90s, the think tank circuit was abuzz with the concept of “revolutions in military affairs.” […]

“Click Here To Kill Everybody:” New Book By Cyber Security Guru, Bruce Schneier

“Click Here To Kill Everybody:” New Book By Cyber Security Guru, Bruce Schneierhttp://www.fortunascorner.com     Noted cyber security expert Bruce Schneier has a new book out, “Click Here To Kill Everybody,: Security And Survival In An Inter-Connected World” published this month/September 4, by W. W. Norton & Company.Hannah Kuchler wrote a review regarding Mr. Schneier’s new book, August 26, […]

The Pentagon Unveils An Aggressive New Cyber Defense Plan

Excerpt: The Pentagon Unveils An Aggressive New Cyber Defense Plan By Andrea Little Limbago, taskandpurpose.comView OriginalSeptember 21st, 2018 Over the last six months, the government has released a series of strategic documents and executive orders that have led some to conclude that the gloves are off when it comes to deploying offensive cyber capabilities. The Department of Defense Cyber Strategy, […]

White House Drafts Order To Probe Google, Facebook Practices

White House Drafts Order To Probe Google, Facebook Practices bloombergquint.com · by Ben Brody (Bloomberg) — The White House is considering a draft executive order for President Donald Trump that would instruct federal antitrust and law enforcement agencies to open probes into the practices of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc., and other social media companies. Bloomberg News […]

Former Google CEO Predicts The Internet Will Split In Two By 2028, With One Part Led By China

Former Google CEO Predicts The Internet Will Split In Two By 2028, With One Part Led By China CNBC · by Lora Kolodny · September 20, 2018 Eric Schmidt, who has been the CEO of Google and executive chairman of its parent company, Alphabet, predicts that within the next decade there will be two distinct internets: one led […]

CSPAN Discussion On Spies, Their Tradecraft And Foibles; And Perhaps The Greatest Spy Writer Ever — David Cornwell, Alias…John le Carre

CSPAN Discussion On Spies, Their Tradecraft And Foibles; And Perhaps The Greatest Spy Writer Ever — David Cornwell, Alias…John le Carre www.fortunascorner.com The National Book Festival was recently held at the Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C., and the topic was about spying, spies, and John le Carre. This was the eighteenth annual such convention, with John Haskel […]

History’s Lesson Regarding Russian Cyber Warfare

History’s Lesson Regarding Russian Cyber Warfare thecipherbrief.com Daniel HoffmanFormer CIA Chief of Station Ten years ago this month, war erupted between Russia and Georgia after Georgian troops attacked South Ossetia and shelled the town of Tskhinvali, in response to alleged Russian provocations. Russia justified its military action based on countering Georgia’s aggression- President Medvedev’s called […]

North Korea’s Kim Chaek University of Technology Launches Internet Web Site

David Maxwell Wrote:  “I do not think I will be visiting this web site.  I am sure every computer that accesses it will receive some kind of malware or virus.We should keep this in mind.  Despite being mostly isolated from the outside world north Korea has developed some superior information technology capabilities.  (I wonder how […]