Category technology & innovation

‘China’s Gift To Africa’: How Beijing Spied On The African Union Via Donated Computers

https://thenextweb.com/insider/2018/02/17/chinas-gift-africa-china-spied-african-union-via-donated-computers/ ‘China’s gift to Africa’: How China spied on the African Union via donated computers iAfrikan News 9 hours ago For a period of 5 years, China continued to spy on all electronic communications at the African Union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Chinese spy operation continued throughout this period without being detected until some […]

Aerial Photos’ Point To New Chinese Signals Hub’In The Heart Of The South China Sea

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2133678/aerial-photos-point-new-chinese-signals-hub-heart-south Aerial photos ‘point to new Chinese signals hub’ in the heart of the South China Sea Washington-based think tank says flurry of activity on Fiery Cross Reef suggests the artificial island is becoming a communications centre for Beijing to put its stamp on the area PUBLISHED : Saturday, 17 February, 2018, 9:33pm UPDATED : […]

What Syria Reveals About The Future Of War

As David Maxwell said: “A sober assessment.”   Conclusion: So this is what the Syrian war suggests about future conflicts: They will be intricately complex; they will involve conflict-specific configurations of participants; there will be no humanitarian intervention to stop them; and the United Nations will be a nonfactor. But that isn’t all. It gets […]

The Threat To Air-Gapped/Stand-Alone Computers/Networks Is Getting Worse

Mind The Gap:  This Researcher Steals Data With Noise, Light, And Magnets www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from an article by Andy Greenberg that was posted on the February 7, 2018 edition of the technology and security website, WIRED.com.  Anyone who is familiar with my blog is well aware that cyber thieves and other digital […]

Will We Ever Be Able To Upload Our Mind To A New Body? And Live Forever?

Will We Ever Be Able To Upload Our Mind To A New Body?    www.fortunascorner.com      The title/question above is from Beth Elderkin’s February 4, 2018 article which she posted on the technology website, GIZMODO.com   I would amend that question on one very important way…..When will we able to upload our minds to an avatar […]

Defeating Digital Discombobulation: Options In Countering Online Disinformation Campaigns

Excerpts: The common wisdom is that communities must do their own counter-messaging to ensure better relevance and credibility. However, an offshoot of the volume problem remains: competition for attention is tough. One possible solution which has shown some success is marrying online with offline efforts as seen in guerrilla marketing as seen with NGO, EXIT-Germany’s […]

Russia By Cyber, North Korea By Nuke: A New Batch Of Grim Warnings From U.S. Intel

Russia by Cyber, North Korea by Nuke: A New Batch of Grim Warnings from US Intel thecipherbrief.com · by | The Cipher Brief Staff · February 14, 2018 Questioning on Russian election interference and how the Trump White House handles staff clearances dominated the worldwide threat hearing Tuesday, as the Senate intelligence committee grilled leaders of the FBI, […]

Staying Competitive In A Crowded Open Source World

Staying Competitive in a Crowded Open Source World thecipherbrief.com Carmen Landa MiddletonFormer Deputy Executive Director, CIA Technological advancements in the past 30 years have in many ways democratized access to information and disrupted countless industries – from journalism to national security. Increasingly, intelligence-rich assessments are being made by non-intelligence professionals. Consider the 20-year-old Australian student […]

Are We On The Verge Of Finding Hidden Chambers In King Tutankhamun’s Tomb?  Scientists Begins A New Round Of Radar Scans To See If Queen  Nefertiti’s Secret Grave Lies Behind Its Walls?

Are We On The Verge Of Finding Hidden Chambers In King Tutankhamun’s Tomb?  Scientists Begins A New Round Of Radar Scans To See If Queen  Nefertiti’s Secret Grave Lies Behind Its Walls?   www.fortunascorner.com      Harry Pettit, along with contributions from the Associated Press (AP), had a February 1, 2018 article with the title above in […]

NSA Sent Coded Messages From Its Official Twitter Account To Communicate With Foreign Spies

NSA Sent Coded Messages From Its Official Twitter Account to Communicate With Foreign Spies By Matt Novak, gizmodo.com View Original February 10th, 2018 During the first Cold War, American and British spies would sometimes place coded messages in newspaper classified ads to communicate with each other. And depending on how you interpret a new report in the New […]