Category technology & innovation

Military Warns EMP Attack Could Wipe Out America, ‘Democracy, World Order’

Military Warns EMP Attack Could Wipe Out America, ‘Democracy, World Order’ by Paul Bedard  | November 30, 2018 09:33 AM In an extraordinary and sobering report meant to wake the nation up to a growing threat, a new military white paper warns that an electromagnetic pulse weapon attack such as those developed by North Korea, Russia, and Iran […]

The Terror–Cyber–Crime Nexus And Terrorists’ Innovation | The Strategist

The Terror–Cyber–Crime Nexus And Terrorists’ Innovation | The Strategist aspistrategist.org.au · by Isaac Kfir · November 30, 2018SHARE Share to EmailWith ImagesWithout Images Despite herculean efforts, countering terrorist financing has proven to be hard. The reasons for that include the complexity of the international financial system, some states’ reluctance to enforce existing measures, and terrorist groups’ ability to innovate and diversify […]

Uncovering Chinese Espionage In The U.S.

Uncovering Chinese Espionage In The U.S. A detailed look into how, why, and where Chinese spies are active in the United States.By Nicholas EftimiadesNovember 28, 2018 Twenty years ago, I testified before a U.S. congressional committee on China’s espionage operations in the United States. I left the Members with what I thought was an ominous warning: […]

NASA To Land Probe On Mars Today

NASA To Land Probe On Mars Today http://www.fortunascorner.com      This afternoon, (Nov. 26, 2018) a little more than a half-hour from now, somewhere 3pm EDT, NASA will land a probe on Mars today, its 11th science mission, if it succeeds. There have been 18 attempted landings on Mars; but, only ten have succeeded. Unlike […]

Five Challenges Facing Trump’s Military

The 5: ” 1) The budget;  2) Space force;  3) “Great Power” Competition;  4) Afghanistan; and, 5) Missile Defense.” To these I would add, Cyber, Artificial Intelligence, the potential loss of stealth in the air; under the sea and on the ground; drone/autonomous systems warfare; potential capability surprise on the ‘battlefield’; and biomteic/identity management which […]

Chinese Scientists Are Creating CRISPR Babies

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese Scientists Are Creating CRISPR Babies KATHY NAIKAN A daring effort is underway to create the first children whose DNA has been tailored using gene-editing. ·         by Antonio Regalado ·         November 25, 2018 ·           When Chinese researchers first edited the genes of a human embryo in a lab dish in 2015, it sparked global outcry and pleas […]

How the CIA Helped Prevent The Next 9/11

How the CIA Helped Prevent The Next 9/11 The Daily Beast · by Marlow Stern · November 24, 2018 Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast Airline travel is a nightmare these days—especially over the holidays—thanks in no small part to the TSA’s exhaustive security measures. And, while most American travelers know why they’re forced to remove their shoes prior […]

Machine Learning Can Create Fake ‘Master Key’ Fingerprints; DeepMasterPrints” Can Successfully Masquerade As Legitimate Prints For Several Different People” – The Fingerprint Sensor On Your Devices Isn’t As Safe/Secure As You Think

Machine Learning Can Create Fake ‘Master Key’ Fingerprints; “DeepMasterPrints” Can Successfully Masquerade As Legitimate Prints For Several Different People” – The Fingerprint Sensor On Your Devices Isn’t As Safe/Secure As You Think http://www.fortunascorner.com     The title above is from Lily Hay Newman’s November 17, 2018 article that she posted to the security and technology website, WIRED.com. She […]

Is This Bitcoin Armageddon? Popular Cryptocurrency Is Worth 75 Percent Less Than It Was A Year Ago 

Is This Bitcoin Armageddon? Popular Cryptocurrency Is Worth 75 Percent Less Than It Was A Year Ago http://www.fortunas.com     My, how the worm has turned. The surge of Bitcoin over the past several years has been nothing short of meteoric — until now. After rising to $20K per bitcoin in 2017, Bitcoin is trading this […]

How Plato Foresaw Facebook’s Foibles

Opinion | How Plato Foresaw Facebook’s Foibles The New York Times · by Bret Stephens · November 16, 2018 Technology promises to make easy things that, by their intrinsic nature, have to be hard. Opinion Columnist Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington in April. CreditChip Somodevilla/Getty Images In ancient Egypt there lived a […]